FairMormon Interviews Kevin Christensen About Upcoming Interpreter Article

In a new podcast, FairMormon interviews Kevin Christensen about his upcoming article in Interpreter entitled “Eye of the Beholder, Law of the Harvest: Observations on the Inevitable Consequences of the Different Investigative Approaches of Jeremy Runells and Jeff Lindsay.” You can find it at the link below:


Offprint Series of Individual Articles Available for Ordering in Print

The Interpreter Foundation offers its journal, Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture, in a number of different formats. One of those formats is the offprint series. Each of the articles published in the journal is available for ordering in hard copy print individually through the services of our print-on-demand partner MagCloud.

To order an individual article in hard copy, simply click the last icon on the right-hand side of any article where it says “Order Print.” This will take you to the MagCloud website where you may proceed to order a professionally printed and bound hard copy of that individual article that will be shipped to your door. These vary in price from a few dollars to up to ten dollars, depending on the length of the article, which covers the cost of printing and shipping only, without any markup or royalty.

This offprint edition of the articles is available immediately after an article is published. Of course, each volume is also available in a professionally printed and bound paperback edition as well, and is a compilation of all articles in the volume. This becomes available for ordering a few weeks after a volume is completed, on Amazon.com (or AmazonSmile). The price for these also only covers cost of printing and shipping, without any markup or royalty.

Please let us know if you have any questions about our offprint series.

Volume 9 Now Available for Ordering in Paperback and E-book Formats

The Interpreter Foundation is pleased to announce that its latest volume, Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture, Volume 9 (2014), is now available as a professionally bound paperback for ordering. The 294 page volume can be ordered online at Amazon, or better yet, at AmazonSmile if you would like to donate a portion of your purchase to Interpreter at no additional cost to you. The volume price is $6.56 plus shipping (or free shipping with Amazon Prime membership). This price reflects the cost of printing only, with no markup or royalty. This bound volume includes all of the peer-reviewed articles that have been published in volume 9 online at MormonInterpreter.com.

If you purchase the print edition through Amazon or AmazonSmile, you’ll also receive a free copy of the digital Kindle edition of the volume through the Kindle Matchbook service.  Those who have purchased the paperback volumes in the past can also access the Kindle edition of those same volumes for free.

If you’d like to automatically receive Interpreter volumes in the mail soon after they are completed, please consider subscribing to our annual print subscription for the annual price of $50 (covers our cost of printing and shipping only, without markup or royalty).  Annual print subscribers will have priority access to our print editions, before they are made available to the general public on Amazon and AmazonSmile.

Volume 9 is also now available in several digital e-book formats. They are available for downloading at the following links, or directly from your electronic device in its respective e-book store:

  • PDF (free) – can be read on most computers and devices, but text size cannot usually be adjusted.
  • EPUB (free) - can be read on Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and most e-reading apps including iBooks, Stanza, Aldiko, and Adobe Digital Editions.  This file must be transferred to your device.
  • MOBI (free) - can be read on Amazon Kindle devices and Kindle apps. This file must be transferred to your device.
  • Apple’s iBookstore (free) – can be read on Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Downloads automatically to your device.
  • Nook Books ($0.99*) – Barnes & Noble’s Nook Books store, can be read on Barnes & Noble Nook devices. Downloads automatically to your device.
  • Kindle Store ($0.99*) – Amazon’s Kindle store, can be read on Amazon Kindle devices and Kindle apps on tablet devices. If you purchase the paperback version from Amazon, this Kindle edition is free.  Downloads automatically to your device.
  • Google Books, Google Play (free) – Google’s e-book bookstores, can be read on a variety of devices, including Android phones and tablets. Downloads automatically to your device.

*Note, this is the minimum we are allowed to charge for these formats.

We thank all of the many people who have made Interpreter possible, and the many hours of volunteer work and generous donations which have been given.

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The Interpreter Foundation

Some of you have asked of other ways that you can help support The Interpreter Foundation. We now have an additional way that you can donate. The Foundation is now a member of AmazonSmile, a charitable giving program from Amazon.com that will donate a portion of your purchases to a charity of your choice every time you shop at AmazonSmile. We hope you will select The Interpreter Foundation as your charity. Continue reading

A Letter from the President and Chairman of the Board

3 May 2014

Dear friends of The Interpreter Foundation:

As I write, Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture is closing in on its hundredth straight week of publishing at least one article every Friday, the Foundation has just recorded its seventy-first scripture roundtable, our blog is flourishing, we’ve hosted a major conference on religion and science (the proceedings of which will eventually appear in print), we’ve established an article prize, we’ve obtained 501(c)(3) status from the United States Internal Revenue Service, and our first published book is selling well. And even that list doesn’t exhaust what The Interpreter Foundation has accomplished and what it has still in the works.

We’ve been able to do this on a remarkably small budget—and we’ve been wholly transparent about that budget. Some expenses are unavoidable, and we pay a few people (mostly well below market rates) because . . . well, we simply didn’t feel right about exploiting their willingness to serve to the degree that the work demands. But our donated funds have been used very efficiently. A very large proportion of our work is performed by volunteers, and I’m astonished at what’s regularly accomplished, every week. I can’t adequately express my gratitude for the generosity of so many people out there.

That said, our expenses are rising. (This is the inevitable penalty of success.) It costs significant money to sponsor conferences and publish books, and we intend to continue to do both—on an even larger scale.

So, just as I thank all of those who have contributed their time and their effort to make The Interpreter Foundation the resounding success that it is, I express my appreciation to all those who’ve contributed financially. This isn’t sentimental boilerplate: We couldn’t have pulled this off without you.

But there’s more to be done and—to put it bluntly—that’s going to require more money.  Our expenditures of late have been higher than our income.  Not by much, and we’re not in a crisis.  But I’m writing with the long-term prospects of the Foundation in mind.

So I wish to say to those who’ve contributed to The Interpreter Foundation what I’ve said to those who work with us.  We’re deeply grateful for what you’ve done in the past . . . and we need more.  Whether it’s an hour of time or a five-dollar bill—or, of course, a million dollars!—we are and will be grateful.

Instructions on how to donate to The Interpreter Foundation can be found at http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/donations/ .

Very sincerely yours,

Daniel C. Peterson
Chairman and President
The Interpreter Foundation