Logos has announced the prepublication of 55 of A.W. Tozer’s books. Well, they’re really his sermons and essays compiled by others into books. As wonderful a resource as they would be for quotes, unfortunately the pre-pub price is $289.95. Of course, the MSRP is $795 but that is always inflated (and I wondered why, until I noticed that there is a fee of 10% of the MSRP in order to transfer licenses – harsh). That is too expensive for my blood.
After having made such a substantial investment in Logos software, I don’t want to see them go out of business, but the price really is outrageous. I’m sure very few people will buy it at that price point, whereas they could have sold many more copies at a much lower price, turning likely the same profit (depending on licensing) but benefiting many more souls. Perhaps the $50 range would work. Really, it should be. Why?
As a comparison, Rejoice Software is offering 57 of Tozer’s books for Bible Explorer for a mere $35, on sale from $59.99. Surely the keying costs for Libronix cannot be so unwieldy, and for those just looking for the texts, this Bible Explorer version ends up being less than a dollar for the text of each book, fully searchable as well.