It’s been more than a year since kingdom newsletter began to be distributed electronically. Many people have adopted them enthusiastically, but it’s still a challenge for some. While the option to receive a printed newsletter remains available, it is seen as prohibitively expensive, or simply not a good value for their dollars by some members.
The cost of a sustaining membership currently stands at $45 per year. Adding a printed copy of the kingdom newsletter will raise that an additional $35, bringing the total to $80 per year. Predictably many people have decided the electronic newsletter is sufficient.
The July publication statistics report, made available to the Kingdom Chroniclers, shows just under 1200 individual downloads for the East, as compared to a total of approximately 400 paper copies still being sent out.