“Ensign Subscription Rates to Rise,” Ensign, Sept. 1986, 79
Beginning September 1, subscription rates for the Ensign will increase from the current price of $9.00 a year to $10.00. These prices will affect individual subscribers as existing subscriptions are renewed. Prices for the New Era and the Friend remain unchanged.
The rate increase was made necessary by escalating costs for paper, printing, and postage.
The Ensign, the New Era, and the Friend are all self-sustaining, with all costs covered by subscription income.