[sword-devel] Cool idea: Commercial Linux /Windows Bible program based on Sword
Thu, 1 Feb 2001 22:29:44 +0000
On Fri, Feb 02, 2001 at 06:04:13AM +1000, Paul Gear wrote:
> 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.)
That's highway robbery! I can get a print copy of most translations for less
> "He must become greater; i must become less." - John 3:30