In the past few years, it has become increasingly clear that Dialogue cannot survive as strictly a print publication. A new generation of thoughtful Saints and scholars who would benefit from becoming acquainted with Dialogue’s rich history will never find that content if it is languishing in library stacks. Thus, with some trepidation, the Board has decided to make all of Dialogue’s archive accessible online, retaining only the last two years’ content as premium content available by subscription*. This is risky for us, of course. It will essentially eliminate sales of back issues, and reduce the sales of the DVD archive. It’s quite possible that readers will be satisfied with all that free content, and just wait for more content to become free, rather than subscribing. We hope, of course, that the smaller price for the electronic subscription ($25) will make it affordable for people who want to subscribe, but find the price tag of the print edition daunting. In the end, though, it’s unlikely that we can ever sell enough subscriptions to sustain the costs of producing and distributing the journal–we are now, and are likely to remain, dependent on the good will and generosity of those who are convinced of the value of Dialogue’s mission.
I hope you’ll click through and have a look. The search function will get you right into the archives, and I’m confident you’ll find treasures there. E-mail me with your finds and suggestions to go in the Dialogue Classics section. You can also submit links to places where interesting discussions of Mormonism or religion generally are happening–there’s not tons of room for displaying links (so please don’t be offended if yours doesn’t go up), but we can put up a few at a time and look forward to broadening our conversation.
*from now until June 1, ALL content will be available for free. After that, the most recent two years will be available only by subscription.
Something’s gone wonky with the checkout. Hold off on those thousands of donations for just a few minutes while we fix it.
We think we’ve got it fixed, but won’t be sure until more people try transactions. And, for the moment, you have to enter both billing and shipping addresses, even if they’re the same–dumb, I know; we’re working on it. If you have trouble subscribing or making a donation, please email me the details–kristine dot haglund at gmail. Thanks!!