E-book available soon! (Preview chapters available now)
While the “real book” is at the printer, I’ve been working on getting the electronic version of my book ready. If you have an e-book reader, please download the book preview as an ePub or as a PDF. Please let me know if you discover any problems and I’ll fix them before the e-book goes on sale.
With the hardback book, I’m trying to keep the price down. It’s hard to tell what Amazon will set as a price, but I’m hoping for around $40 for the hardback book. That’s cheaper than any similar architecture book. (You can safely ignore the list price they have up today – their wholesale price is 55% off list).
The e-book will be cheaper still: just $25. That price will include three e-book formats: ePub, Mobi, and the ubiquitous PDF. That is amazing two ways. First, no one else (that I’m aware of) gives you three formats for the price of one. And second, it beats the pants off of the price of similar books.
Test the e-book -- get a discount
If you send me a report of how the e-book preview looks on your device and include a picture of it showing the book, I’ll send you a coupon for a $10 discount off the price of the e-book. This offer is good for the first two people to send in a report for each kind of hardware. I’ll keep a list of reviews below, so you’ll know what’s been claimed.
- iPad 1: (From TS) Book list, Cover, Chapter 1
- iPad 2: (From RH) Cover. Note that the current iBook software does a poor job resizing some images inline, but they look normal when you double tap to zoom them. Let’s hope a software upgrade fixes this, because there is not much to be done on the e-book authoring end to fix this.
- Kindle 1: (From KP) Section 7.4 of PDF. “The PDF version looks good. I did page all the way through, paying particular attention to the tables and diagrams, and saw no problems at all.”
- Kindle 2: (From GHC) “The book’s a breath of fresh air.” Kindle, iPad, and Android – Cover, Table of contents, Chapter 1
- Nook: Unclaimed
- Sony: Unclaimed