Footnote.com has always been noted as the low-cost leader in online providers of historical data. Now the company is announcing a modest price increase, although I believe the company remains as one of the lowest-priced commercial services available today.
The following announcement was written by Russ Wilding, CEO of Footnote:
Dear Valued Footnote User,
Thanks for making this such an exciting year at Footnote.
When we opened our doors in January of 2007 we had fewer than 5 million images on the site. Since then we've added 2 million images a month and have made improvements to the site. Today you can access more than 42 million images on Footnote. Along the way, we've worked hard to keep our costs down and subscriptions affordable.
With challenging economic conditions, the time has come to make a modest adjustment to our subscription fees.
Starting September 1, 2008, the monthly All-Access Membership price will be $11.95 and the annual All-Access Membership will be $69.95 (an additional 83 cents per month for annual members).
To help with the transition to the new prices, we're inviting users to upgrade to an Annual All-Access Membership at the current price of $59.95.
To purchase an Annual All-Access Membership, go to: http://www.footnote.com/account/. This special upgrade offer expires August 31, 2008.
We believe that at these prices, a Footnote membership continues to be a great value and a low-cost alternative to traveling to an archive to access the same records. We hope you agree.
We appreciate your support and feedback and look forward to continuing to serve you.