During the refresh of Genesis, we have begun the preliminary efforts to collocate the unrefreshed books of the ASV alongside the refreshed books of the RASV Old Testament. This has served two purposes:
Preliminary preparations and evaluations for printing the complete Old and New Testaments of the RASV in a single volume
Preliminary production of a single “hybrid” volume containing both refreshed books of the RASV and unrefreshed books of the ASV for personal use
In so doing, however, we have encountered a physical page limit with our current commercial printer affecting the Large Print Edition, preventing from us conducting a preliminary evaluation print. The good news is that we have found a solution with a new commercial printer which will enable the physical production of the Large Print Edition.
There are three resulting changes to the hardback editions:
The planned full-volume 6x9 Linen Hardback with Dust Jacket will be available in the future in a 6.14 x 9.21 Casewrap Hardback with Dust Jacket
The current 60 lb paper will be replaced with a thinner 50 lb paper, which enables us to reduce the binding thickness of the full volume by a ¼” and reduce the associated weight
The production costs can be reduced, which we will be passing along to this community
Some additional formatting improvements are also being made irrespective of the physical printing production:
Larger page headers, footers, and gutters
Improved precision in the layout of the Table of Contents
Improved precision in the chapter drop cap with adjacent text
We will begin making the interior content updates available for review later this month, starting with the Standard Edition, and will follow up later with the Large Print Edition. More information will be available as soon as it is available.