We’ve received a few questions regarding our 5-for-1 sale, but three main topics keep cropping up. I hope this helps to make it clear.
What exactly am I getting with this sale?
When you order five books, you’ll receive three digital formats to download: PDF, EPUB, and MOBI. So in a way, you’re really getting 15 books. Five of our books are available in PDF format only; these books were created in a different application to the majority of our titles. Translating these titles to the new formats will happen later. We’ve included a little PDF-only icon in the top-right corner of each book’s cover on the landing page so that it’s clear. It’s also worth noting that this is all about ebooks, not print books. It’s simply impossible financially for SitePoint to print five books for $30 — so it’s a deal I could never do.
Can I receive the new formats free if I already have the PDF version?
Just like you pay separately for print and pdf format books. These new epub and mobi formats are different to PDFs, and are not free. Originally, this 5-for-1 sale was scheduled for around September/October this year, but we chose to bring it forward due to the availability of the new formats. Basically, we wanted to give you all the cheap starting point to extend your collection of SitePoint books. When the sale is over we’ll return to normal pricing, and while we’re yet to finalize the exact details, prices will be in the range of $20-$30 for the three formats. We felt it was a fair compromise for the release of these new formats.
How do I get these books on my iPhone?
When we launched the deal, SitePoint staffer Andrew Tetlaw published a post and video on how to load your books on the Kindle and iPhone. We’ve realized that the level of detail, particularly for the iPhone, was a little short. So later today, Andrew’s going to release a more detailed set of instructions for the iPhone. I’ll update this post with a link when it’s published.
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