Price Point

1. Price: 1/2d.

Garlands (song books), ballad- or story-sheets, chapbooks, and the ‘modern’ fiction pamphlet or serial ‘number’ of a novel were available to working-class people. The Garland of New Songs shown here is one of many in the Popular Romanticism database; the price is not listed, but it likely sold for one halfpenny or possibly a penny, well below the established downmarket price point, or threshold of profitability and affordability accepted by publishers and purchasers, of sixpence.