The long wait for The Makers of the Sacred Harp book is almost over. The latest information from the University of Illinois Press is that this book by Warren Steel and Dick Hulan will be in stores or ready to ship from other sources on either 29 November or 6 December (exact date TBD).
The Sacred Harp Publishing Company, Inc, placed a large pre-print order for soft back copies of this book a year ago. These books will be for sale to singers as soon as they arrive and are ready for release on the official publication date.
The Board of Directors of the Sacred Harp Publishing Company has established a price of $15.00 per paper back copy of the book. If mailed, there will be an additional cost for shipping. The total price, however, will be competitive with other vendors of the book.
Some of the Directors of the Sacred Harp Publishing Company will also have copies of the books available at singings soon after the publication date.
A limited number of hard back copies of the book will also be available. (The hard back copies will not have paper jackets, per the Univ. of Ill. Press). The cost of these hard back copies will be $50.00, and if shipped, cost of shipping will be added.
As soon as the official publication date is determined by the University of Illinois Press a subsequent post will announce the date. The shipping cost for both the paper back and hard back copies will also be specified.
John Plunkett and Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg will coordinate shipping both these new books and will assist in shipping Sacred Harp tune books.
Thank you very much and we look forward to providing additional information soon.