$19.99 on PrePub for these 3 slim "upgrade" volumes? Really? That's almost half the price of the original resource, containing the entire NT, Gen, Exo, and the RSV2CE text. There are still 39 OT books to go. At this rate, this Study Bible might end up costing well over $200. This is a good series, but it would be nice if there was a way to "top off" the set as the volumes are released at a price point that reflected series-level pricing.I'd be OK with a PrePub price for the OT as a set, which got released as volumes were readied, the way base packages often include licenses for works-in-progress.
- Very Good Point
- Great point, John. What's more, the first NT volume came out in 2000, so it's going to take close to 20 years to produce this thing! It's certainly a good resource, but that's a long time.
- The pricing reflects the price-point of the stand-alone volumes. They retail for $11.95 each. $11.95 times 3 volumes is $35.85. So the Logos price is a savings from the retail price. The NT volumes were similarly priced at around $10 when they were first released (but are now $11.95 each). It was years of having the NT released piecemeal before the whole NT was released together for a considerably lower price than the individual volumes together. You can blame Ignatius Press for the strategy, but it's not that unusual. It's a big project. So either they can wait until the entire Old Testament is ready (financing it out of their own pocket throughout the years of development) and release the final product at probably a much higher price. Or they can release them as they are available, giving quality content to those who don't want to wait while financing the project through to completion. And at the end, they'll be able to bundle it and sell it at a much lower price. So people can wait for the whole Old Testament to be released in order to save money. That's certainly a respectable choice. But you'll be waiting several more years before it's all published. Or else you can be an early adopter and buy them in pieces now, knowing you'll probably be spending $20-$30 a year for the next 5+ years.