Of the Making of Books

Today’s guest blogger is Ken Smith, General Manager of Electronic Publishing Services at Logos.
While there are hundreds of wonderful electronic books included with our “Library” products or available for individual purchase on our web site, there is also a gold mine of additional books that may not be as well-known to many of our customers.

For nearly ten years, we have been partnering with publishers to produce products for them to market using our technology. Here is one of the first products of that type, released by Baker in February of 1996:

I have had the distinct pleasure of overseeing the production of over 175 products from about 60 different publishers in the past ten years. Today’s blog entry is the first installment in a series of articles that will introduce a number of those publishers and products.

Thomas Nelson Publishers
One of our first and most prolific partners is Thomas Nelson. In June of 1997, they released a collection of more than 70 of their best reference books titled Nelson’s Electronic Bible Reference Library (NEBRL).

The Nelson Reference & Electronic imprint has gone on to publish nearly 500 titles using our technology. In March of 2002, the NEBRL product was reconfigured, updated to use the new Libronix Digital Library System and rebranded as eBible™. Their other products range from collections of best-selling books by Max Lucado, John MacArthur, Charles Stanley, Jack Hayford, J. Vernon McGee, David Jeremiah and John Maxwell to the highly-respected Word Biblical Commentary series.

Most of Nelson’s products are available for sale on our web site, either in collections or individually. In fact, we recently added a “mega-collection” of 325 Nelson titles at a huge savings over the individual purchase price.

Max LucadoJohn MacArthurDavid JeremiahWord Biblical CommentaryNelson 325 Book Unlock

Partnering with Nelson has been a very beneficial relationship for both companies. Using our technology allows Nelson to carry a full range of the highest-quality electronic products with zero investment in programming. Adding Nelson’s outstanding reference and trade titles to the Logos “family” has heightened our profile among religious publishers and given our customers a much greater selection of quality books to integrate with their existing Logos products.
Next: InterVarsity Press


  1. Kent Tisdel says

    I am very interested in you adding William Barclay’s New Testament Commentary Series. Any plans for that?

  2. Daniel Foster says

    Kent, the Daily Study Bible Series (OT and NT) are already available:
    The Product Guide to Multi-Volume Commentaries lists and describes the various commentary series currently available for Logos Bible Software:

  3. Rebecca Steadman says

    I am very new to the Logos software system. I have independent resources such as Nelson’s Ultimate Library and others which I would like to integrate into my libronix library. Where can I find information about what will integrate and how to integrate them so they will show in My Library. How can I print a list of all My Library resources?

  4. Rebecca, every product with the red Libronix logo or the Green Logos Library System logo will integrate into your Libronix Digital Library System. Just look for the logo (or shop at http://www.logos.com) and you’re all set.
    To print a list of all your books, use the bibliography report. In the latest version, it’s under Tools | Library Management | Bibliography.

    • Michael Chambers says

      I was interested to read the response to a question of how to print a list of all books in a Libronix library. I have upgraded to Logos4 – how can I print a list of all my books since Tools>Library doesn’t have a Bibliography option?