Monday, August 10, 2015

Schuyler Quentel NASB and Caxton NLT (Photo Comparison)

Schuyler has released a few new images comparing the Quentel NASB with the Caxton NLT.

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The Caxton NLT is smaller than the Qunetel NASB.

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There is change in the opacity - 45 gsm vs. 36 gsm.
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Take a good look on the right. This is the opacity you'll see in the second edition of the Quentel NASB.


The Caxton NLT looks smaller, perhaps more portable for those who felt the Quentel NASB was abit much to travel with. Check out the bible reviews around the web - it looks like the Caxton NLT hits the sweet spot so far as dimensions are concerned.

As always, I am heavily biased in favor of single column formatting.

It looks like Schuyler made sure to line match the text. We'll see how it all works when the second edition of the Quentel NASB is published. The "gut feeling" had by a number of people that the 45 gsm of the Quentel NASB first edition was a one-off deal seems to be accurate.

Truth be told, this blog has experienced a surge in traffic in the summer months (our normal "quiet" period), a lot of which is due the Caxton NLT. There seems to be a significant amount of interest out there for this particular bible. Schuyler has either identified a serious gap waiting to be filled, or its reputation as a publisher has really risen above the rest of the pack. Both are possible.

The fact is, Schuyler's bibles really are THAT good, to the point where one can't help but rave about them. The majority of bibles are either printed with poor production standards in China. There are a few that are printed domestically, but the number of short cuts produces a rather poor product. We've even seen a decline among the publishers with a traditionally strong reputation in the area. I won't name anyone in particular, but "the list" includes even some top-tier publishers.

It seems the progress of outsourcing in the last twenty or so years has left us with a limited group of publishers who still know how to make books and publish according to those standards. Schuyler is one of a very limited group. I'll go so far as to say, without naming any names, there is one top tier publisher Schuyler easily eclipses.

They also have class. Straight up class. Like their bibles, I haven't seen one cheap advertisement, marketing campaign, or info-awareness attempt out of Schuyler. Schuyler knows what to do and how to do it; they're pretty confident that if you take a closer look, then you'll arrive at a similar conclusion.

The Caxton NLT drops in late September. The second edition of the NASB is due late October 2015.




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