I am wondering, do you anticipate making the NIVAC, BEC, and ZEC commentary volumes available for individual purchase (as opposed to only the complete set being for sale) in the future? Many of us prefer to shop for commentaries by volume rather than series, as most series are somewhat inconsistent in their usefulness. Forgive me if you've already answered this question in a past posting...I didn't find it if you did. Thanks!
individual volumes in select series'
Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:16 PM
This sort of thing has been requested in several previous threads. It is usually not economical for the Accordance folks. Here is a response from Helen Brown on another thread (see # 18): http://www.accordanc...umes#entry38714
Edited by Michael J. Bolesta, 17 July 2013 - 07:17 PM.
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Posted 18 July 2013 - 01:24 PM
Is the NIV Application Commentary going to be available in individual volumns for purchase?
Posted 18 July 2013 - 04:38 PM
In the past when we have done this the response has been negligible, and it's not a trivial amount of work to split them up, create separate product pages and database support, bibliographic citation support, etc. Then, we usually get questions on upgrading towards larger sets. So sales then has to account for that, if they decide to.
The result has been that we keep them in larger sets like OT and NT that are still relatively affordable. Or in the case of incomplete series (like ZEC or Hermeneia) we wait until we have enough vols to make it a good deal. And, speaking of deal, you will always get a better deal per volume when you purchase them in larger sets.
I hope this helps to explain things.
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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:33 AM
As a student I would really appreciate an opportunity to purchase the commentaries individually. Normally I purchase commentaries based on what book I am studying next in my devotions rather than by set. Also, I would really like to be able to see my commentaries individually and not by set. For example, I own EBC. I would like to sift through it to see the commentary on James vs. just clicking the entire set.
Also, I was recently told on your live chat that this is also dependent on what the publisher has allowed you to do. I understand if this is the case. But if there is any way I could get a commentary separate from the set then I know I would be spending more money on your product.
Posted 18 November 2014 - 03:19 PM
I am "bumping" this thread because it remains relevant to many students and pastors who simply cannot afford entire series within their budget constraints (whether "lump sum" or via installment plan). It would be fantastic to be able to purchase individual volumes of NIVAC, BECNT, ZECNT and others as needed for sermon series or coursework. I understand that there would be development costs involved in splitting up series, but it seems like Accordance could offset those costs by marketing the individual volumes that rate highly on bestcommentaries.com or the commentary surveys of Tremper Longman III and D.A. Carson. While true that not every individual volume will sell well, the ones that are highly respected should generate interest.
Thanks for listening!
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