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On the move!

We are moving, i.e. changing hosting of our blog. The address will stay the same or almost the same. It will be osnova.com/blog. We hope the transition will be smooth and everything will be preserved intact. This blog will remain at the address osnovapress.wordpress.com but it should redirect to our new site hosting. Most likely your blog subscriptions will have to be updated.

Just in case, if your link to our old post doesn’t work.  Please add “blog/” after .com within the link as follows:

http://osnova.com/2010/12/09/279/ becomes:

http://osnova.com/blog/2010/12/09/279/

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Title Contest

It was suggested that the working title for the upcoming publication (i.e. Greek NT for (Absolute) Beginners; see previous post) is somewhat bland.  We need a title that would convey to people that this is the publication that they absolutely must have and can’t live without (which it is, of course :)).

Our own brainstorming has come up with:

  • Ultimate Greek New Testament for Absolute Beginners
  • Greek New Testament for the Rest of Us
  • Practical Greek New Testament (subtitle: “Read this Greek NT even if you don’t read Greek” or “Learn Koine Greek with Us”)
  • and … The One Greek New Testament You Must Have

Well, what do you think?  Would you share your ideas about the title?  If we select your title, we’ll give you any book in the OSNOVA Store for free.

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Upcoming publication: Greek NT for those who don’t read Greek

We are putting finishing touches on the Greek New Testament for Absolute Beginners (a working title). It was done for personal reasons. We don’t read Greek.  We made it as useful as possible for ourselves, in other words it will be a useful tool for those who don’t know Greek but want to read the NT in its original. It will combine parallel Greek and English texts, will link each Greek word with a code identifying its grammatical categories and the included Greek lexicon. This new e-book will contain many more useful features for those who don’t read Greek but want to study it or simply “read” the Greek NT (I know one of my friends would say it’s a dangerous thing). Screenshots after the cut.  Let us know  what you think.

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Issues with Amazon’s Kindle publishing platform

Given the appearance of Kindle Touch and Kindle Fire, we are updating our publications to work better with touchscreens.  However, Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing platform does not function properly at the moment and prevents us from updating the files sold on Amazon.  As a temporary measure, if you have a problem with how OSNOVA publications work on Kindle Touch or Fire, please send us an email  to osnova@gmail.com describing the issue and attaching a purchase receipt.  We will send an updated file in an email if we are able to correct the issue.

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My thoughts about Kindle Fire and Kindle Touch

Below is the email I sent to a person asking about Kindle Fire.

“Kindle Fire is a new device. However, even now I can tell that the Kindle Fire lacks a lot of functionality when compared to Kindles 2, DX, and 3, and even Kindle Touch.

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Problems with DVJ?

We have received a number of reports that the DVJ navigation may be affected by the new updates to the Kindle 3 software. We’re exploring this issue and the ways to fix it, if possible.

We are also looking into DVJ functionality on Kindle Fire and Kindle Touch.

Thank you for your patience and loyalty!

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“The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord” (Psalm 33)

The word of God is true! Wherever you look, you can see God’s goodness manifested in and through His creation. He provides the sunlight and the rain for righteous and wicked alike; the peace and restfulness of the night falls upon all people.

This week Illya and I, Oksana, have an amazing blessing to enjoy the goodness of our Creator while taking our long-overdue vacation. We have been blessed to visit the island of Kauai in Hawaii. Today is our third day here, and we are in awe of the beauty God has created!

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