We’re taking orders for something that won’t be complete for almost ten years and has a retail price of over two thousand dollars! As you can imagine the forums are buzzing.
Bellingham, WA (PRWEB) September 16, 2010
In a world where ebook publishers typically only reproduce proven print content in digital format, Logos Research Systems, Inc. (LRS) has taken the unprecedented step of developing a 44-volume reference work, with a retail price of $2,195.95, specifically for digital publication.
LRS’ decision to publish an original academic work of this size is particularly noteworthy; several major print publishers passed on what has traditionally been considered a profitable undertaking because of rising production and shipping costs associated with print projects.
“In digital publishing, the customer relationship is the difference between success and failure,” said LRS Vice President of Marketing & Business Development Dan Pritchett. “The relationships we’ve developed with our customers provided the feedback loop and pre-order commitments to minimize the risk of taking on a project of this size and scope.”
From all early indications it appears that LRS’ evaluation of the marketplace is right on. In less than two weeks since announcing that work has begun on the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (EEC), pre-publication orders are on track to cover the estimated production costs.
“This is a bold new venture," said Pritchett. “We’re taking orders for something that won’t be complete for almost ten years and has a retail price of over two thousand dollars! As you can imagine the forums are buzzing.”
The Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (EEC) is comprised of 44 volumes of commentary on the entire Bible written by a virtual “who’s who” in evangelical biblical scholarship. Authors include Eugene Merrill, John Oswalt, Stanley E. Porter, Ronald Youngblood, Eugene Mayhew, Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., W. Hall Harris and dozens of other respected scholars.
Because it will be published by LRS, the EEC will be fully integrated into the most advanced biblical and theological library available anywhere, powered by Logos Bible Software. It will be accessible wherever Logos Bible Software’s Bible Study platform is available, including Windows, Mac and iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad. Users who purchase the EEC will also be able to access it online at Biblia.com and on any future web-based platforms where Logos is available.
More information on the history of the EEC, including a complete volume list, scheduled release dates and pre-ordering information may be found at http://www.evangelicalexegeticalcommentary.com.
About Logos Bible Software:
Logos Bible Software, a privately held corporation located in Bellingham, Wash., is the leading publisher of high-end, award-winning, multilingual Bible software. The company serves church, academic and lay markets, bringing the best in software innovation to Christians worldwide.