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Last Couple Weeks for the $20 EBook Deal

July 27, 2012
Roscoe, N.Y.

If you've already purchased the Programming Windows, Sixth Edition, Consumer Preview eBook, you should be getting an email in a couple weeks with a notification that you can download the Release Preview eBook. Later on this year — our target is November 15 — you'll receive another email about downloading the final eBook. There is no additional cost for these downloads. You're already paid up in full.

You can get in on this deal by purchasing the Programming Windows, Sixth Edition, Consumer Preview eBook right now for $20. You'll be able to download the Consumer Preview eBook right away, the Release Preview eBook a couple weeks from now, and the final eBook later this year.

If you prefer to wait a couple weeks until the Release Preview eBook becomes available, the same deal will cost $30, and the longer you wait, the more it will cost. Details can be found on the Microsoft Press blog.

The new chapters in the Release Preview eBook are:

Unfortunately, I was not able to get Chapter 10 ("The Two Templates"), Chapter 11 ("Collections"), and Chapter 12 ("Pages and Navigation") ready in time for the Release Preview. Instead, I concentrated on some later chapters that I thought might be more valuable to early Windows 8 programmers:

Total page count for the Release Preview eBook is about 570.

Consider how much your time is worth and how long it might take you to figure out one of these topics on your own (or by stitching together various blog entries), and the advantage of the coherent tutorial coverage you get in a book becomes very obvious.

Programming Windows, 6th Edition

Special Price for the next couple weeks!

For just $20, you get:

(1) the Consumer Preview ebook right now (with source code updated for the Release Preview)
(2) the Release Preview ebook in early-mid August
(3) the final ebook in November

Programming Windows 6th edition
Programming Windows 6th Edition
Consumer Preview eBook


Hey, I can't view your site properly within Opera, I actually hope you look into fixing this.

Eric Nathaniel Wilson, Sun, 29 Jul 2012 23:40:19 -0400

Is it every page? Or does Opera simply not care for XSLT? — Charles

Charles so this theme (view of this site) is up, so I say few words about this.

Do not confirm at Opera 12, and in previous version view will be at normal (in my case).

But at Android (smartphone LG GT540 Optimus and tablet PC Amazon Kindle Fire) I can't view your site properly (only XML text, like somebody try to view source of web page).

— Guest, Mon, 30 Jul 2012 15:44:14 -0400

FWIW, the site looks fine in Opera to me. (Win7 x64, Version 12.00, Build 1467, 32 bit install)

— IanS, Tue, 31 Jul 2012 04:00:54 -0400

I'm looking forward to chapter 13,14,16

570 pages? This is going to be HUGE book at the end... and I'm glad...

How come is not listed for sale in hard copy (pre-release) in amazon yet?

I'm thinking of a nice 1000 page book!!!!!! and hard cover!

Thanks Charles!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Francisco, Fri, 3 Aug 2012 16:02:02 -0400

Yesterday I have paid for this book . I had download the ebook , but it is based on Windows 8 CP,why not based on Windwos 8 RP? In the description they said:" This book is based on Windows 8 Release Preview;"

— Programming Windows 6th Edition, Wed, 8 Aug 2012 03:53:57 -0400

In a week or two you'll be able to download the Release Preview of the book. — Charles

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