Daily Archives: August 4, 2008

J. Mark Bertrand was right!

Quite awhile back on Bible Design and Binding: Cambridge Wide Margin Reference Bible (NASB) I read the following

Like trying to hold water in my hands … that’s what my first experience with the Cambridge Wide Margin Reference Bible was like. I expected the goatskin cover to be flexible, but this was ridiculous. Ridiculously good, that is. Wherever it wasn’t supported by my hand, this Bible gracefully plunged toward the floor, almost like it was wet. I half expected it to be dripping, but of course it wasn’t. That’s the illusion a fine, flexible binding can give. Though the New American Standard Bible (NASB), the translation featured in this edition, is often described as “wooden,” this wide-margin felt anything but. It was the best Cambridge binding I’ve ever witnessed, and one of the best Bibles I’ve ever handled, period…

He was right.

I went ahead and ordered This Bible (Amazon link) and I’m so glad I did. It arrived today and with trembling hands I opened the box on the most expensive Bible I’ve ever owned. It smelled wonderful! The pages are beautifully art gilt. Both black ribbons are the right length and have the right feel that they should have for a Bible of this size. Nothing about this bible feels like it shouldn’t.

PBB Annual Renewal Feed

I just wanted to be sure that everyone who had the PBB knew of the discounted options currently available for renewing the PBB.

“Personal Book Builder Addin Renewal
As specified in the License Terms, the Personal Book Builder Standard Edition and Personal Book Builder Private Use Edition each require an annual fee to renew the license. The renewal fee for the Standard Edition is $50; the renewal fee for the Private Use Edition is $25.

We have decided to cut the renewal fee in half for all current renewals. For a limited time, a 12-month renewal of the Standard Edition is just $25 and a 12-month renewal of the Private Use Edition is only $12.50.

NOTE: Effective January 29, 2008, those who use the Personal Book Builder in conjunction with their teaching are exempt from the annual license renewal fee. To have your renewal fee waived, you must contact Customer Service at 800.875.6467.

Please note the following important details:

If you receive notice that your license is to expire earlier than 12 months from the date you activated the product, please enter your Customer ID in the box below to extend your license through the full, original 12 months at no charge.

All users may renew early. Renewals purchased before the expiration date will begin on your current date of expiration (that is, you will receive the full 12 months).

If your Personal Book Builder license expires, you will still be able to read personal books but will no longer be able to produce them.”