[sword-devel] Cool idea: Commercial Linux /Windows Bible program based on Sword

Paul Gear sword-devel@crosswire.org
Fri, 02 Feb 2001 06:04:13 +1000

Bob Pritchett wrote:
> ...
> The royalties aren't always as small as you'd think, as mentioned above.
> Some publishers want restrictions on the amount of text that can be
> copied/exported at one time from the product. Others want a minimum
> commitment in terms of number of copies sold in a year. Some want a large
> advance. We went "commercial" because a text we very much wanted had the
> following requirements: $10/copy, $10,000 up front advance payment,
> guaranteed 1,000 units a year.

That's the NIV, for those who are curious.  (I'm sure Bob's not allowed
to say due to his licensing arrangement with Zondervan.)

"He must become greater; i must become less." - John 3:30