If the posts on TempleStudy.com were also reproduced in a monthly printed periodical, would you purchase a subscription?
- Depends on cost (39%, 36 Votes)
- No (37%, 34 Votes)
- Yes (17%, 16 Votes)
- Maybe (8%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 93
Please let me know your thoughts in the comments section.
It has to have more original insights first, and not just short commentaries on long quotes from other research. I know, I know, I have said that before. Just thought I would say it again in a post directly related to the comment. Oh, and the articles would have to be much longer to be worth the purchase.
If I did a printed edition it would be precisely the same content that is here on the blog, perhaps adding the comments too. I spend all my available time reading, researching, and writing for TempleStudy.com, so there would not be anything different in the printed edition than is here online. I try to write as much original content and insight as I can, but I believe that much has already been written that has been absorbed so very little that I will still quote from other research extensively. I feel very much like Nibley did:
What the printed edition would provide is a hard copy for people to read off-screen and off-line, keep on their bookshelf, give as a gift to a friend or family member or to someone preparing to go to the temple, have as a reference, or just as an additional way to support my work at TempleStudy.com.
I would probably add an editorial and an additional post or guest article that would only appear in the printed edition, as another incentive.
I probably wouldn’t buy a printed copy, only because I can’t afford the extra expense; but I think it’s a great idea for those who can afford it.