August 15, 2019 Updates
Some of the Restoration Edition scriptures are now available for purchase from www.scriptures.shop. We are making them available in both softcover (paperback) and hardcover versions. These have been separated into manageable page sizes to help preserve the bindings: Old Covenants 1&2, New Testament, Book of Mormon, Teachings and Commandments, and A Glossary of Gospel Terms . The entire lineup will be available in 3 sizes: A4 / 8.5"x11" (large print), A5, and 5"x7" (compact). You will be able to buy them individually or as a complete set. The first set to be available will be the A5 paperbacks (though OC2 will not be available for another week or two due to a technical issue). Those links are live. The rest will appear over the coming week.
PLEASE NOTE: We intend to have the printer of the leather-bound scriptures also provide softcover versions that use the same text block (paper & pages) as the leather-bound scriptures. They will be less expensive than the Print-On-Demand scriptures, but they will not be available before early next year.
The Restoration Edition scriptures are also available as eBooks and can be downloaded for free from either scriptures.shop or here on the Downloads page of scriptures.info. Currently we have them available in ePub, Mobi and AZW3 (Kindle) formats. Please download the "Complete Restoration Scriptures" version if you want to have all of the cross-references hyperlinked between the volumes. There is no need to download the individual volumes unless you prefer having them as separate "books" in your e-reader, but then the hyperlinks only work within a single volume (ebook). There is also a stand-alone Glossary if that is all you want to use or share (the Glossary is also included in the appendix of Teachings and Commandments).
The android app REScriptures is free to download from the Google Play Store. It is a very basic app and will be updated in the next few weeks with the final text of the scriptures and with additional functionality, including bookmarking and text-to-speech (you can play the scriptures on your phone while offline).
An iPhone app is under development, but we don't have a launch date yet.
It will take several more weeks for the scriptures to become available through sources such as Amazon.com, BookDepository.co.uk, and other online booksellers. The books are Print-On-Demand and should be available for purchase and delivery worldwide. The time it takes for the retailers to pick up the titles depends on each distributor; we have no control over that. Nor can we control the pricing. Different vendors have different requirements. We are always asking to sell the scriptures at our cost, and are requiring the lowest pricing possible from each vendor. That is the most control we can exert on the pricing.
Samples of the leather-bound scriptures ship soon from one of the two final printer candidates. We hope to decide on the actual printer within a week of receiving them. That decision will determine the pricing of the leather-bound scriptures. The pricing and projected availability date will be announced as soon as we know.
Thank you for being patient with this process. It has taken far longer than anticipated, but our efforts and care have been noted by the potential printers. They are impressed with both our specifications and the final product we have required.
We have done everything we can to balance cost, build quality and availability for all of the different formats.
Editing never ends. We continue to find typos here and there despite having reviewed all of the texts many, many times. If we had waited to publish until every mistake was found, we'd never get the works published. These books represent the most recent versions, but there may be a few more typos discovered. We will do one final update to the text just prior to the actual printing of the leather-bound scriptures in a month or two. These will likely be typos changing lowercase to uppercase, or adding a comma or a space. Those changes can be easily made by you in your current copies. But we will do everything we can to present the most perfect version of the final, leather-bound scriptures possible.
All further announcements about the Restoration Edition Scriptures will be posted on this site. Scripturesproject.blogspot.com will no longer be used.
July 14, 2019 Updates
- All three volumes are now finalized and available here.
- PDF versions are also available from the Downloads page, which precisely match the final print editions.
- A "Print Editions" top link has been added take you to a different site with information about at-cost print editions available.
- PDF documents highlighting all changes made since the May 2018 edition are also available on the Downloads page.