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« on: August 13, 2010, 08:28:38 AM »

It would be great if there would be some way to allow customers to gain access to the PDF online when they purchase the actual books.

I know I love having the feature to search the PDF, but miss having the professionally bound book to thumb through.
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2010, 08:38:49 AM »

This is far, far more difficult to do in the retailer market than you might think. With direct sales its significantly easier, but not easy by any means. Your request is noted.
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2010, 09:16:14 AM »

Food for thought: http://www.bits-and-mortar.com/2010/08/launch/
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2010, 09:27:58 AM »

This is far, far more difficult to do in the retailer market than you might think. With direct sales its significantly easier, but not easy by any means. Your request is noted.

Thanks Alex.  I totally understand the nightmare setting up and maintaining something like this would be.

If someone purchases a PDF, do they have the right to have it printed out? 
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2010, 10:01:27 AM »

If someone purchases a PDF, do they have the right to have it printed out? 

I would say so Smiley Some vendors don't allow printing of copyrighted material, but you paid for it so in our eyes it'd be fine.
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2010, 11:23:38 AM »

If someone purchases a PDF, do they have the right to have it printed out? 

I would say so Smiley Some vendors don't allow printing of copyrighted material, but you paid for it so in our eyes it'd be fine.

Thanks again.  I may have to see what it costs to get bound or print it and bind it myself.
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2010, 12:05:48 PM »

Having done this back with the first printing, the hardback is cheaper. Depends where you go, but in my area Staples typically has the best prices.

If you do try it, be prepared to have to ask Pat or Alex for written permission to give to the printer.
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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2010, 12:19:15 PM »

Having done this back with the first printing, the hardback is cheaper. Depends where you go, but in my area Staples typically has the best prices.

If you do try it, be prepared to have to ask Pat or Alex for written permission to give to the printer.

Yea I noticed that on the 2nd or 3rd page of the pdf.  Might just print it out at work and put it in a cheap binder.  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2010, 12:40:31 PM »

I have a nice laser at home and a ream of paper with holes already in them.... but then I did buy both the HC and PDF.
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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2010, 01:09:26 PM »

If someone purchases a PDF, do they have the right to have it printed out? 

I would say so Smiley Some vendors don't allow printing of copyrighted material, but you paid for it so in our eyes it'd be fine.

Thanks again.  I may have to see what it costs to get bound or print it and bind it myself.

My local Staples printed and bound it for 5 bucks less than the hardback's cover price.  Take that as you will.

Also take note: the book's freaking huge, and the binding options at staples are a little limited (at least, the affordable ones are). I had mine spiral-bound, and I think the rings are over an inch and a half across. It's a moose of a book. So I'd encourage you to have it printed and bound by chapter rather than as a single massive tome. It's easier for multiple people to reference that way, too.
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« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2010, 01:13:08 PM »

If someone purchases a PDF, do they have the right to have it printed out? 

I would say so Smiley Some vendors don't allow printing of copyrighted material, but you paid for it so in our eyes it'd be fine.

Thanks again.  I may have to see what it costs to get bound or print it and bind it myself.

My local Staples printed and bound it for 5 bucks less than the hardback's cover price.  Take that as you will.

Also take note: the book's freaking huge, and the binding options at staples are a little limited (at least, the affordable ones are). I had mine spiral-bound, and I think the rings are over an inch and a half across. It's a moose of a book. So I'd encourage you to have it printed and bound by chapter rather than as a single massive tome. It's easier for multiple people to reference that way, too.

Yup that's my thought too.  Split it up some.
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« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2010, 12:43:34 AM »

It would be great if there would be some way to allow customers to gain access to the PDF online when they purchase the actual books.
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« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2010, 06:52:27 PM »

i plan on getting an e reader soon, i think that is the best option overall. especially with the kindle being just under 150 dollars, and thne you can carry several books at once without all the weight.
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« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2010, 09:03:15 PM »

Make sure that your eReader can bookmark pages, or have two or more books open at the same time. Makes it much easier to flick back and forth.
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