This book looks very promising and interesting to me. But is there any way to get an ebook version of it? I kind of dislike having so many books lie around…
Date: 08 Apr 2013 13:00
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I'm glad to hear you're interested in my book. As of right now, there's no ebook. I'd really like there to be. My plan all along was to make one.
But when I got done publishing, and went to make an ebook out of it, I learned that it wasn't so simple. Basically, things are set up in a way to encourage $1-$5 books. That works for novels, but not for books like this. All price points up to and including the $25 that the physical book costs. It's quite strange, I know. So I want to find another avenue for selling an ebook version, but that's probably not going to happen in the next few weeks.
The only thing I can think if might be to just email you a PDF (does that meet your needs) of the book that I had intended to publish as an ebook, and then send you a PayPal payment for the $15 that I had intended (still intend) to sell the ebook for. I have never done that process before, so we'd both be figuring it out as we go. I know PDFs don't work for some people, and I know PayPal doesn't work for others. That's fine, if that's the case with you, too. I just wanted to put it out there, in case you thought it might be worthwhile.
Anyway, I wanted to at least put the information out there, to give you an answer to your question. (You and I both, would rather have my answer be, "Oh, sure, just go over here and get it!" Maybe some day…)
Thanks again for your interest!
Thank you for the fast (and extensive!) reply. I kind of expected that there wasn't an ebook (yet) but I had to try at least ;)
I also wouldn't really want to implore on you concerning that PDF so I think I'll just have to kill those trees and buy the real thing.
Maybe you'd like to set up some online shop thingy for the next edition. I'd wager you'd get a higher share that way too.
Thanks again and best of luck with that conversion to Mono!
PS: I browsed and borrowed quite a few C#/XNA books and so far I like your way of writing and teaching best. Maybe your viewpoint as a game developer clings to me more than others.