Bonhoeffer reaches production for $340 - But Spicq's Hebrews still not there at only $40 - ???

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Randy Lane | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Apr 3 2012 6:21 AM

Despite all of the "turndown" notices issued here for the Bonhoeffer Works pre-pub because of the $340 pre-pub price, it reached production requirements last night after less than 2 weeks.

But, Spicq's fabulous commentary on Hebrews has not gathered enough interest after almost 4 weeks now? Is it name recognition, or does the $40 cost require more interest (participants/buyers) than Bonhoeffer did at $340? Spicq is a translation project,. so perhaps Logos projects a number of those who commit to buying now may not do so in 1-2 years when the translation project is completed, so more early-bird participants are required to meet long term costs. Just a thought.

Spicq's Hebrews is probably, IMHO, the top must-have new publication in Logos in over a year, and experience generally is that a pre-pub that doesn't get full interest in the first month usually takes 6-12 months to get there after that, if in fact it gets enough interest at all. Logos has done their part (emails, a full-fledged Blog posting). What more can be done? Have pre-pubs ever beem the subject of Bible Study Magazine articles?

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 3 2012 10:19 AM

Remember that Bonhoeffer's works are already translated and in electronic files, while Spicq's works have to be translated and typed in. That's expensive.

I just checked, though, and Spicq is at 87%. Shouldn't take that much longer now. And these new Aquinas translations will probably attract a few new customers of the kind that are also interested in Spicq.


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Ergatees | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 3 2012 3:30 PM

I have not signed up for Spicq's volume on Hebrews. I know many think it is the best, but I have read others and know well the epistle so I guess I am wondering why I should spend more money to get it. I guess I am probably one of the ones who watches his budget and would need to have strong reasons to buy. I have spent more on other books, like lexicons, but those are references for anything in the Bible, not just one book. That's my petty 2 cents.


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