2014 Bible Sales by Translation

This isn’t really a best seller list. This is a list of all the Bibles that sold sorted by translation. This year I’ve included not only the sales for 2014 but also the previous year’s sales in parenthesis.

NIV – 3,439 (3,429)

ESV – 1,152 (691)

NLT – 457 (531)

KJV – 295 (561)

NKJV – 250 (416)

The Message – 196 (227)

One Year Bibles – 123 (126)

HCSB – 102 (41)

NASB – 90 (144)

Parallel Bibles – 55 (61)

NRSV – 45 (88)

NABRE – 41 (37)

The Voice – 40 (25)

Amplified – 30 (44)

CEB – 25 (30)

MEV – 21 (N/A)

God’s Word – 17 (109)

NIrV – 17 (1)

Living Bible – 13 (11)

NET – 12 (3)

Good News – 8 (5)

RSV – 8 (5)

Passion – 7 (N/A)

NAB – 5 (20)

Kingdom NT – 4 (7)

RSVCE – 3 (4)

Douay-Rheims – 3 (1)

English Version for the Deaf – 1 (1)

Geneva Bible (1599 edition) – 1 (5)

NCV – 1 (12)

 

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3 thoughts on “2014 Bible Sales by Translation

  1. Wow, some really interesting changes in the numbers there. I wonder how your numbers match transitions experienced by other sellers nationwide? In your experience, it appears that (1) NIV is holding steady, which is interesting given the mixed reviews of the latest update, and (2) ESV is the main beneficiary of people buying fewer copies of other translations, whether old formal equivalence (KJV, NKJV, NASB) or mainline (NRSV) translations, or newer functional equivalence (NLT, The Message, etc.) translations. In general all of the above makes me happy (esp. ESV popularity), although I like reading multiple translations regularly.

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