LSB Project - September Update
Greetings from Southern California.
When you have both good news and bad news, it is often asked, “Which would you like to hear first?” In this monthly update, I am going to share the bad news first, but there is good news too.
Royal Jongbloed in the Netherlands is facing unprecedented delays due to the same global challenges with materials, manufacturing and shipping many industries currently face. Their CEO has sent us the following letter that explains some of their difficulties.
You may read the content of the letter here.
The situation that Royal Jongbloed is facing means that we are uncertain of the inventory arrival dates for both the Legacy Standard Bible New Testament reprints and the first edition of the complete LSB - Handy Size. We are hopeful that some of the inventory will arrive in our warehouse in December. Depending on the preorder date and the shipping address, some preorders might make it to our customers in time for Christmas, while other preorders would not be received until after New Year’s.
If the aforementioned potential for delays impacts your decision about your preorder, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, order number and reason for your inquiry. Please allow up to four business days for us to respond. We will provide monthly updates as we learn more from Royal Jongbloed about their manufacturing and shipping timelines for each of these LSB editions.
Another contributor to the delay is the fact that edge-lined editions require a tremendous amount of skilled labor to create and Royal Jongbloed’s edge-lined team is at maximum capacity. If you missed out on the first wave of edge-lined we released for preorder, we will be announcing more waves in the coming months, but not until those editions are ready to leave Royal Jongbloed. The best way to keep abreast of news regarding the LSB project, including when future waves of edge-lined inventory become available for preorder, is to subscribe to our email list here.
Now for the good news; work has begun on the complete LSB digital edition! It will be available to read for FREE at read.lsbible.org. Like our current online New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs, it will be a text-only edition with the same features that are currently on the site that allow you to choose your font size and format.
Work on other digital editions will begin after the following work on the translation is completed:
- Footnotes in the OT
- Updating of Strong’s Numbers
- Updating of the Dictionary
Once that work is completed this Fall, a company that specializes in metadata filework will comb through the coding, looking for irregularities that need correction. When that process is complete, an export file is created that allows for our typesetter to begin their work. It is at this point that work can begin on digital and print editions of the LSB that include footnotes and cross-references.
Lastly, I wanted to share some photos of the LSB Handy Size covers that recently arrived from Royal Jongbloed!
I hope you enjoy these images as you patiently wait for updates on the manufacturing, transit and delivery of these Legacy Standard Bible editions.
We are grateful for your continued support! Your prayers and preorders keep the work moving forward!
With Deep Appreciation,
VP and Publisher
Three Sixteen Publishing
P.S.In October we will provide an update on these LSB projects through Royal Jongbloed and more details regarding the LSB Large Print Wide Margin edition, set to release in the first quarter of 2022.
(Current editions of the New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs and the LSB Handy Size that are currently available for preorder can be found here).