What have we done so far?
From the Netherlands UBS Publishers Convention (2013) we have been analyzing different topics related to the POD trends. For 2015 and 2016 we did some tests and pilots, identifying the principal keys that we must keep in mind for the project. Now we are deploying a second key phase, with the support and participation of American Bible Society (ABS) and Canadian Bible Society (CBS). When available, the results that we can achieve by working with them will be a model to be rolled out globally to other Bible Societies.
The next steps
For 2017, we have identified the following tasks:
- To continue researching working methods.
- To empower the typesetting process for the project.
- To establish new partnerships and strengthen current partners that enable new ways to work.
- To deploy a deep analysis of the supply chain possibilities using the POD technology.
Depending on the advances, results, interest, and readiness of other Bible Societies, the project would cover other countries and regions for 2018, including new Bible versions and languages to serve specific communities in other countries.