To be honest, we do not like to have to do new editions of current modules. It's usually the same amount of work as converting the first edition, everyone wants a cheap upgrade price, and we sell fewer. So please do not expect that this will be high on our list of priorities, as we have so much wonderful new materials in the pipeline.
^^ I was thinking about adding some english content to my library because I gave up hoping for resources like EKK (Evangelisch-Katholischer Kommentar etc) will anytime (soon) be available for accordance etc.
And now im reading your last statement i´m a lil bit shocked. I hope i just didn't understand what you were saying. I don't want to offend anyone.
Am I getting this right: From a business point of view it doesn't pay out to upgrade existing package like the ivp essentials? So having the Jesus and Gospels 1edition is okay and upgrades don't have a high priority for reference titles/commentaries? This fact (that you can't really earn money with such a good bible tool like accordance) would make me sad.
I like accordance a lot and its the best on the market for the work i got to do at university but i won't like to invest in a "dead end" when it comes down to updating policy!?
I hope i just misunderstand that statement. And I really dun want to go with another software.. but lately things got exciting over there when I read that that software company is trying to push into foreign markets. They hired purchase personal (e.g. for german market) and they teased they want to really go into that market. they also got an ivp essential 3.0 package...
What should i go for now? Just staying at the status quo and going back to purchase print copies? Waiting for the GBS releasing the Studienbibel 3 in 2020 (there are actually no plans for a new release)..
I understand bible software is probably a very small market. And Accordance is probably too specialized for a specific user group..
does the rest really dun need more than a print copy of a bible or maybe an ereader?
Im just trying to understand and figuring out what is the best solution for my needs - where to go to get the latest available.
I hope no one feels attacked by this - its not meant that way.
Edited by JayDee, 03 April 2014 - 06:05 PM.