Some insider information on publishing commentaries

I spent some time this afternoon reading Dan Reid’s chapter in On the Writing of New Testament Commentaries, the recent Festschrift for Grant R. Osborne.[1] He gives a very helpful overview of how publishers view commentaries from both a business and scholarly viewpoint. Learning how the industry works is always helpful, so check it out for some insider information.


  1. Daniel G. Reid, “Commentaries and Commentators from a Publisher’s Perspective,” in On the Writing of New Testament Commentaries: Festschrift for Grant R. Osborne on the Occasion of his 70th Birthday (edited by Stanley E. Porter and Eckhard J. Schnabel; Texts and Editions for New Testament Study 8; Leiden: Brill, 2013), 451–69.  ↩