Charles Petzold

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