Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Schuyler's Publishing Plans for 2017! (Quentel NIV, Single Column NASB, and More)

If you want an excellent review of Schuyler's recent Quentel NKJV, swing on over to the Bible Buying Guide. Randy always does excellent work and his photographs are among the best out there. You'll get a great idea of the build of the book and the texture of the leather....not to mention the lush gold leaf and art gilt.

Schuyler has gone from strength to strength in a short period of time. 2014 and 2015 were exciting years for the company. With the previously mentioned Quentel NKJV released, the remainder of 2016 seems to be coming into view.

Aside from the Canterbury KJV (much discussed and eagerly anticipated), Schuyler looks to close out the year with a second edition of Quentel ESV. The second edition is printed on 36 GSM PrimaBible paper and will have new maps. The first edition generated a lot of excitement - it will be interesting to see if Schuyler improves on it. Of particular interest will be the comparison between the 38 GSM of the first edition and the 36 GSM of the second. Publishers are honing in on 36 GSM as the point of equilibrium between opacity and thickness/portability. We'll see how the second edition goes - after all, it does have a tough act to follow!

Although nothing is official and plans are still subject to change, here is some preliminary information on what looks to be on tap for Schuyler in 2017:

Single Column NASB - This should feature the updated text. The NASB is a great translation. Getting it in a single column format with Schuyler's treatment ought be fantastic.

Quentel ESV Credo - The name says it all. The Quentel ESV with the confessions of faith found in the now out-of-print ESV Credo.

Quentel NIV - If everything comes together, this ought to be the one to watch in 2017. The Quentel format is highly praised, and it is due to be applied to one of the dominant English translations in the world. The NIV is not merely popular - it is huge, a monster among translations, having sold more than 400 million copies. It may well be the most popular English translation available and its influence is only matched by the KJV (historically speaking). Again, this is one to watch.

The forecast for Schuyler's 2017 looks quite good from this vantage point.




3 comments:

  1. I have 2 Schuyler Bibles - a Quentel NASB and a Caxton NLT. I have also gotten an email to say that a Quentel NIV was on the cards for 2017. I am hoping so. Schuyler make such high quality Bibles. I have to get mine shipped to me in Australia but it's worth the wait.

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    1. The Quentel NASB is simply fantastic. I am a huge fan of the 1st edition - I wish Schuyler would have continued with those specs, but I can also see how the 36 GSM paper gets the job done (and reduces the thickness). I hope you're enjoying the Caxton. We'll see about the Quentel NIV - I recall an interview with Ian from RL Allan stating that NIV reader's tend to be less interested in the quality of the binding.

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  2. I hope in making the NASB single column Bible they take into account that there is supposedly going to be a new 2017 revision of the NASB

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