I replied:Hi Scott,
I was looking through the books at InformIT.com and was checking to see if the promotion for buying all of your Effective C++ books together was still active and found this instead:
Are those updated versions of your books, or is that one SKU for all three existing books in that series?
This is a single SKU for digital editions of all my existing books. The content of the books is the same as the current editions of the printed books. I was not actually aware that this SKU had been put online, though I knew it was in the planning stages.Shortly thereafter, I got mail from my publisher:
Your eBook digital collection is now available for pre-order. You can feel free to start pointing folks to http://www.informit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=0133068625 now!Consider yourselves pointed.
My books have been available in PDF for over three years (per this post from Feburary 2009), but, as far as I know, this is the first time they've been made available as a bundle of all three books in both PDF and ePub formats. I have not yet had a chance to examine this bundle myself (the author is always the last to know...), but when I announced the PDF versions in February 2009, I wrote:
[The PDFs are] DRM-free and chock-full of linked navigation in all the ways I believe you have a right to expect: tables of contents, indices, cross-references, URLs, mailtos, the whole nine yards.To the best of my knowledge, all those features are still present. For all I know, so are a whole bunch more. Once I get my hands on the digital bundle and take a look at it, I'll let you know for sure.