SUGGESTION: Add De Gruyter Titles

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Aug 21 2018 11:50 PM

The publisher De Gruyter has hundreds of titles that cover important Biblical subject matter, yet I only see one 2-volume resource in Logos (and a foreign language title). That should change.

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 22 2018 4:38 PM

I went through 100 pages of De Gruyter titles last night on Amazon and wishlisted about 30-50 titles. I will eventually get most of these. Given that they often retail between $100-300 dollars each (the inevitable misery of specialty scholarship titles), the question is, will FL get that, or will someone else? If FL could produce Logos versions and offer them with the volume discounts the Sheffield and T&T series were given, I'd jump on that action in a hummingbird's heartbeat (<---Bloomsbury Bundle owner here).

Also, since they publish tons of foreign language titles (mostly German, but some French, etc.), FL could also look into making some of those resources available for the Deutsche customer base, and maybe score a better deal for all of us.

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 23 2018 3:09 PM

If I remember correctly, there were a bunch on pre-pub but they never made it anywhere, so they eventually pulled all of the titles.  I believe I had bid on many of them.

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HJ. van der Wal | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 24 2018 12:55 AM

Joseph Turner:

there were a bunch on pre-pub but they never made it anywhere, so they eventually pulled all of the titles.

Correct Sad

https://web.archive.org/web/20150908154002/https://www.logos.com/es/producto/49308/de-gruyter-bundle 

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 29 2018 12:27 AM

HJ. van der Wal:

Joseph Turner:

there were a bunch on pre-pub but they never made it anywhere, so they eventually pulled all of the titles.

Correct Sad

https://web.archive.org/web/20150908154002/https://www.logos.com/es/producto/49308/de-gruyter-bundle 

Well, as they say, past performance is not indicative of future results. FL has a tendency to lump resources in large and not-so-easily digestible chunks. I do know that the specialty publishers are doing great harm to themselves and their clientele by pricing their offerings in the stratosphere. I hope FL will try again with some more creative options. I think making a "choose your fave five" option that allows customers to pick their favorite titles from a larger list would probably work well. I've said before, specialty publishers like DeGruyter and Brill need to WAKE UP to the fact that there is a new ebook clientele that provides many more opportunities for sales IF...and this is a big "if"...they will make the logical decision to reduce their prices. 

Apart from the pride of having a $200 book on the market, I don't understand why an author would want to choose a publisher who is virtually guaranteed to make your book invisible to the world (with the exception of duty-bound colleagues who must buy to stay abreast of "the latest").

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