Any interest in this pre-pub?

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Dominick Sela | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Jul 14 2010 5:55 PM

Biblical Languages: Reference Grammars and Introductions

http://www.logos.com/products/prepub/details/4679

Anyone interested? It has the book "A Greek Grammar for Colleges" by Smythe, which is referenced/linked in Lexham Glossary, but of course the links go to la-la land now. Seems odd Logos would have this tied up in a reference bundle when they already link to it.

Any interest in getting this prepub over the top? Logos any chance of unbundling it and publishing it since you already link to it?

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Dick Gorski | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 14 2010 6:27 PM

I would buy the Smythe grammar in a heartbeat if it were unbundled, but I won't even think about paying $250 for a bundle just to get it. Please Logos, unbundle this.

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AndyTheGreek | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 15 2010 12:12 AM

DickGorski:

I would buy the Smythe grammar in a heartbeat if it were unbundled, but I won't even think about paying $250 for a bundle just to get it. Please Logos, unbundle this.

Same here, although I already have a print copy of Smyth. Goodwin's Syntax of Moods and Tenses is also worth a read, although it would be somewhat outdated - effectively replaced by Porter's Idioms, amongst others.

There is also a public domain PDF of Smyth and Goodwin floating around on the net, but they are of relatively poor quality and are made up of images of each page, so the text is not selectable...


 

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JimTowler | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 15 2010 12:18 AM

I agree with the general idea ...

Some of the collections like this are expensive, so I expect I would never buy it. However, if split, I might buy one or two of them over time.

I'm all for getting a nice discount on a package deal, but the fact is, I'll leave many on the shelf due to the all-up price of older works I've never heard of, so won't buy.

Best is to have both options:

  1. Each work listed with its own price
  2. The collection, with a nice discount, for those wanting to take the whole thing
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Bohuslav Wojnar | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 15 2010 12:38 AM

JimT:

Best is to have both options:

  1. Each work listed with its own price
  2. The collection, with a nice discount, for those wanting to take the whole thing

I agree 100% with that suggestion. However we have to remember we do not have all the information what leads Logos to do it the present way. It might be publisher and not Logos who wants to have it as a bundle and Logos might have the license just under this condition. (I do not have any inside information, just thinking...)

I know that suggestion has been discussed in the past quite a few times.

Bohuslav

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