Singing News Back Issues

The Singing News now has back issues available in their online store. (hat tip, Brandon)  This is a great move by the Singing News to make these issues available.  However, be prepared to shell out some money if you are looking to get issues from very far back.  While there are spotty amounts of issues going all the way back to 1970, current year back issues are $5, last year is $8, and the prices continue to go up the farther back you go.  Want the May, 1983 issue (which is reportedly the first in a true magazine format with Kelly Nelon Thompson on the cover)?  Be prepared to pay $58.  The prices seem a bit exorbitant, but if that’s what the market will bear, more power to the SN.  I personally expect that they will have to revisit their prices before they get much business out of it, but it will be interesting to watch and see how sales go.  I may be surprised, who knows.

About Wes Burke
I'm a .NET developer and Southern Gospel music fan. Married with a wonderful family.

One Response to Singing News Back Issues

  1. quartet-man says:

    The prices will likely scare many away, and to make matters worse they don’t even have the covers scanned or any description (on the older ones at least) of what is in the issues. Kind of hard to sell unless someone happens to know which issue they are looking for. Something I would like to see them do eventually is to scan the rest in PDF and let those of us wit subscriptions have access or maybe have downloadable ones for a price or a blanket subscription to their archives, or subscriptions for “years”as they do now.

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