I received this message the other day:
Dear Valued Footnote Member,
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 Members to renew and extend their subscriptions at the current prices.
As a current annual subscriber, you can add an additional year to your subscription for $59.95 if you email or call us before September 30, 2008-email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 1-800-613-0181.
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.