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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Feb 21 2020 7:40 AM

The Personal Book Builder does not respect MS Words Outline Numbering. See Troubleshooting a personal-book building problem. This is a long-term frustration with Logos and Personal Books.

We had many wonderful promises years ago concerning PBs that have never materialized.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 1 2020 1:53 PM

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Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 1 2020 5:21 PM

Jack Caviness:

We had many wonderful promises years ago concerning PBs that have never materialized.  

Me thinks that they regret ever offering PBs.  They see it as cutting into sales as they plan to release every work on scripture and WE are seen as inputting too many of the ones they want to produce from files found for free on the internet.  [[it is going to take them about 2000 years to release them all but they don't want us to PB them even though they are not going to release them in our lifetime.]]  They saw PB as being a way to enter our own sermons [one that we wrote].  And now that they have sermon builder they see no need for PBs.  Except that the works we want now are not the ones they want now.  There is a popular version of the Bible called "The Scriptures 2009". Logos does not have the correct mix of customers to pay the pre-pub price to get it into production.  So they are going to drop it. I have entered about 300 PBs and not one of them is a resource that Logos is going to release in the next 20 years.  

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Mike Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 2 2020 8:08 AM

"Me thinks that they regret ever offering PBs."  Indeed, that is the feeling I also get.  I don't think they are correct if they feel personal books cost them sales.  For example, I made a personal book of Martyn Lloyd Jones' "Studies on the Sermon on the Mount".  But I immediately purchased the Logos version when it became available.  That has been my practice with many personal books.  Personal books are never the equal to a Logos produced resource because of tagging and quality.

Personal books, if properly promoted by Logos, could attract customers.  Personal books relieve customer frustration when they greatly desire a resource that Logos is not able to produce.  That is particularly true with resources that do not have broad enough appeal to be profitable.

"In all cases, the Church is to be judged by the Scripture, not the Scripture by the Church," John Wesley

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