[sword-devel] Often-requested yet never-available Bibles

Jonathan Morgan jonmmorgan at gmail.com
Sun Jul 26 04:35:31 MST 2009

On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 4:37 AM, David Haslam<d.haslam at ukonline.co.uk> wrote:
> Jolon Faichney (the author the Go Bible program for mobile phones) approached
> Zondervan in 2007, to request their permission for the NIV.
> On May 10th, 2007, he reported having got a reply to the effect that
> "the NIV costs US$10,000 to license and then US$10 per copy. There is also a
> rather detailed approval process."
> Source = Go Bible Forum
> http:// http://jolon.org/vanillaforum/comments.php?DiscussionID=7
> Is it conceivable that Rick Meyers payed IBS (now  http://www.biblica.com/
> Biblica ) a similar license fee for distributing the e-Sword NIV?
> If so, he must have done the maths for the business model based on the
> charge per copy for users to download.

I remember the discussion, and I believe the terms were exactly the
same.  Now they sell NIV, TNIV and NIrV together for "one low price"
of $29.99.

> Being a non-income "organization", CrossWire is just not in this league.

I agree.  I don't think the amount reasonable, either, but that is
another story.


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