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Blair Laird | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Dec 13 2019 10:37 AM

What publishers are logos/faithlife seeking to build a relationship with to bring in more Orthodox titles? Who has been recently added and who is close to being added? What obstacles are there for bringing in more Eastern Orthodox titles?  

What can be done by users of logos to get more resources in this area? 

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Blair Laird | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 26 2020 3:44 PM

I think these would be some good publishers 

Holy Cross Press https://holycrossbookstore.com/collections/holy-cross-orthodox-press

St. Herman https://www.sainthermanmonastery.com/

St. Anthony https://www.stanthonysmonastery.org/projects/sagom-press.html

St. Paisius Orthodox Monastery https://stpaisiusmonastery.org/

Holy Trinity Publications https://www.holytrinitypublications.com/home

Light N Life https://www.light-n-life.com/

Eastern Christ Publications https://ecpubs.com/

If you can think of others, please add


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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 27 2020 3:13 AM

Saint Paul Brotherhood Press is high on my list.

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 29 2020 5:51 AM

Blair Laird:

What obstacles are there for bringing in more Eastern Orthodox titles?  

Maybe not enough current customers interested in Orthodox titles to get Orthodox titles though the Community Pricing and Pre-Pub process?

Logos has a working business model.  Get enough current members to agree to pay for a book and then start working on it.  Logos stays in business.  No new groups get to play as current members are not interested in the books of the new group.

Small groups, Orthodox and others, get no new books because the vast majority of the customers are not interested in books that they want. And so Logos gets no new customers in those groups.  [catch 22??]

[[And to some extent the packages for those small groups are bloated with books they will never use.]]

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 31 2020 5:04 AM

Blair Laird:
What can be done by users of logos to get more resources in this area? 

Make a business case for each resource you want. In general, the better the business case FL itself can make, the more likely that resource is to show up.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 31 2020 7:17 PM

SineNomine:
Make a business case for each resource you want. In general, the better the business case FL itself can make, the more likely that resource is to show up.

Speaking from experience i.e. how the Popular Patristics series came to Faithlife:

  • purchase Orthodox materials both as eBooks and Logos/Verbum resources to show you are willing to put your money where your mouth is.
  • contact the publisher and get the contact information for who Logos should contact if Logos and the publisher are interested.
  • if possible speak to the contact to explain why you want their resources in Logos; give them Logos contact information
  • contact Logos (Phil Gons is a safe bet although probably not actually the right person) with a request for a specific resource or series - give a pitch as to why the resource has broad appeal and give him the publisher contact person.
  • pray
  • wait

When Popular Patristics first set was put together, St. Vladimer had one priest running the press in his spare time. The last I heard they'd expanded to the point that he has a part-time assistant. It is a win-win situation, However IIRC Georgias Press came and went so I assume it was not a valuable relationship for them.

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Blair Laird | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 19 2020 10:18 AM

I am hoping to see Holy Cross Press soon!! Every week I check for more Orthodox titles, and I am disappointed. No monastic resources either and those should be considered cross-denominational I would think 

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 21 2020 7:49 PM

MJ. Smith:
However IIRC Georgias Press came and went so I assume it was not a valuable relationship for them.

Their stuff was relatively pricey, as I recall. St. Vladimir Seminary Press has been much less expensive... and, as a result, a number of their resources are in my library, and that number will probably increase with time.

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