An Update on Bibliotheca at Year's End
As 2015 rolls to a conclusion, I wanted to take a brief moment from the work at hand to send an update and a note of gratitude for your continued support. The team has been hunkered down, working harder than ever to cross every t, dot every i, and confirm every aleph and epsilon. This fall/winter has seen the biggest push yet as we strive to stay on target for our estimated delivery date by the second quarter of 2016. So far, we are on track.
The typesetting of Bibliotheca is well under way, and our friends at Peachtree Editorial are carefully proofreading every line and lending their seasoned expertise to further fine-tune our editorial decisions and catch any oversights. And we’re excited to be enlisting a small panel of esteemed biblical scholars to review our proofs, which they will be doing concurrently with the proofreaders in order not to add time to the process. (More to come on this in a future update.) Although the pace has been relentless, the team effort has been energizing, rewarding, and fun. Our eyes are always on the finish line, and with each day we become more excited to know you’ll soon be able to read this text.
The past year has been a wild ride, an enriching experience, and a humbling lesson in building a startup publishing company. I want to assure you we will not let up until the work is finished, and finished well. With the bulk of the editorial challenges finally behind us, it’s been smooth sailing of late. I am fortunate to have such a talented team behind me, each of whom moves the ball further down the field every day, with good humor and camaraderie; and our fearless chief operating officer, Josh, has done an amazing job keeping us focused. As ever, though, we are a small team, and this is why your patience is always appreciated—not to mention the inspiration so many of you give us with your encouraging comments and emails. Your support is a gift. Thank you, again and again.
Speaking of gifts, we received a nice card and a surprise Christmas package full of various cheeses from the folks at Kösel, our printer in Germany. We’re lining up press dates with them as we speak, and they’re raring to go. I so appreciate their willingness to work with our exacting production specs and their eagerness to make Bibliotheca a top-notch product.
As a small token of thanks, for those who are interested, we’re offering a 10 percent holiday discount on any new pre-orders made by December 31. Just enter the code THANKYOU10 at checkout. And if you are planning on presenting the gift of Bibliotheca this holiday season, you can also download and print our official updated Bibliotheca Certificate of Ownership from our website.
We send you our warmest wishes for a bright and joyous holiday season and for a 2016 full of unexpected blessings.