Ring out the Old New International Version, Ring in the New
As we announced yesterday, we have been asked to withdraw the NIV 84 and the TNIV from our purchase options by Jan 16, 2012. The notice from Zondervan conveyed a decision by Biblica, the publishers of the NIV:
"We have been informed by Biblica that they will no longer allow us to produce and sell Bible products using the TNIV and NIV © 1984 translations. This decision is consistent with Biblica’s public statement when they announced that the NIV would be revised and updated, and it is based on their desire to have the more current NIV © 2011 distributed to the widest extent possible and to reduce the confusion there may be in the marketplace by having two distinct products that both bear the name ‘NIV.’ As a result, we are asking all of our Mobile App and Software Distributors and Licensees who have been selling these two text products to discontinue doing so."
The NIV 1984 has been an extremely popular version, and we know that many of you prefer to keep using the beloved older version rather than the 2011 update. The good news is that if you own it or purchase it before the deadline, you can keep using it indefinitely. The NIV11 does NOT replace the NIV 84 in Accordance. However, you should be careful to keep a backup of the NIV and NIV Notes, the NIV-G/K and Notes, or the TNIV, as we are required to remove these from the Easy Install option in another year. (Sorry, but backup options are not available for the iOS app.)
The other good news is that we have just cut the prices on our English Bibles, so you can pick up the versions you need very affordably. You may only add the NIV 84 to the NIV11, and the TNIV to both the others. Here are the current options and prices:
NIV 1984 (add-on to NIV 11) on sale for $19.99
NIV11 + NIV 1984 Bundle on sale for $34.99
TNIV (add-on to NIV 11 + NIV 1984) on sale for $19.99
NIV11 + NIV84 + TNIV Bundle on sale for $49.99
Don't delay, we will not be able to sell these Bibles after January 16. As far as we know, this is your last opportunity to add them to Accordance.