Meh, I will wait for the Sujato translations in ePub and paper. I’ll buy a set, donate it to my vihara, use the ePub ( or site ) for myself as I like the electronic searches and bookmarks.
I notice from my email that there’s another Wisdom sale on at the moment. 40% discount on all titles from July 25 to July 28 by using the code “SUMMER” at checkout.
Ajahn Sujato will release a printed copy of his translations?
I’ve seen mention here that this is SuttaCentral’s ultimate plan. However, I don’t know of the intended timescale for physically printed books (though some unofficial electronic/epub versions are available). This might be months away yet. Perhaps check with @Vimala or @sujato?
I wish I had noticed this sale sooner. I already own the Majjhima, Samyutta, and Anguttara. I just need hard copies of the Digha and Suttanipata now.
I think there was a similar sale around November last year (presumably coinciding with Thanksgiving in the US), so I guess there may well be another again if you hang on for a while!
Yes, it still very much on the roadmap. In fact I had a discussion just yesterday regarding funding for this.
But it will be a little time before we do a complete edition. First Ven Brahmali will finish the Vinaya, then that will be proofed. Meanwhile I am revising the Theragatha and aim to complete the remaining early books of the Khuddaka.
We are thinking about two different kinds of publishing. One will be conventional free distribution, printed and distributed by Budaedu in Taiwan. This would be on a per-nikaya or per-book basis.
The second would be a “Legacy” edition, a full cloth-bound hardcover edition of the entire set of Pali EBTs. We would fundraise for this first and print at least 2,000 sets. They would then be available for the cost of postage.
Thanks for the update. Fantastic to hear that this is still all firmly on the “to do” list!
FYI another Wisdom book sale is coming around again. According to a mail I got on their email list last night, there will be 40% off books from tomorrow. The sale runs from November 23rd to 26th. Use code: SAVE40.
Are you also planning on including translations of the Chinese EBTs? It would be so lovely to see both in print form with references to parallel suttas/sutras (maybe not a detailed line by line parallel like on the site, but just wholesale parallels).
I do not believe this is part of the project.
This is being done by the Agama research group: http://agamaresearch.ddbc.edu.tw
Was there a link in the email to a sale page on their website? Is the sale for print as well as electronic?
It’s not in current work, but we definitely would like to do so. Of course we are happy to support and publish any work by others.
It’s weird, though. Since having time to think about buying the Digha Nikaya and Suttanipāta, I’m hesitant about buying them now. “Do I need these?” Looking through Wisdom’s selection today, Great Disciples of the Buddha, Buddhist Ethics, and Rebirth in Early Buddhism caught my eye, but I’m unsure if I need those either, lol. I’ll figure out something eventually—hopefully before the 26th.
Yes I can relate to this perhaps you should consider the prices are in USD, just in case you have to convert it to your local currency.
Consider delivery charge as well.
Anytime I’ve gotten a physical copy of one of their books, it hasn’t been directly from them but has been via Amazon UK (with no delivery charges here if the order is over a certain amount).
E-books directly from them are good value though (especially with the 40% discount) and, unlike Amazon, you get their e-books come in several formats (epub, mobi and pdf) so not locked into one propietary format like Kindle’s (plus there aren’t any DRM Digital Rights Management protections on the files so they can be easily transferred and converted to other readers).
Has anyone tried this? It doesn’t seem to be working as of 8 am on the 23rd.
I tried now and it’s working. Putting the code in on the opening page and clicking update won’t do anything. It only seems to work after you’ve already logged in, the 40% update then does work on your cart (for both e-books and books).
Yep, that did the trick. Thanks.