Baby steps, I suppose. You’re going to make PDF’s available… of “purchased” books.
But if I have a subscription plan I can’t purchase a book, so I can’t download a PDF (or an ePub, which is what I really want.)
Started reading your new App Distribution book but gave up with your Safari-only reading experience. Again, I need to seriously reconsider my subscription plan.
hi Michael! have you tried the Access other versions and formats link for a book? There should be an epub download link there.
I’m a team member so might get different options than non-members. Let me know if it works for you?
update: I just saw this
An Ultimate Subscription, however, does not give you access to the ePUB version of the book.
Anything I purchased prior to subscribing I can get. But the store doesn’t allow subscribers to download anything new, nor, for that matter, can subscribers even purchase a book so they can download it.
My primary mode of consumption is reading ebooks on iPad. And RW took that away for subscribers…
THANK YOU! This 100% makes me happy.
Thanks for your message. You’re right, subscribers cannot download the books to read offline, and currently the option to purchase a book is not visible for subscribers.
However, if you’d like to purchase a book, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the book you’d like and we can sort this out for you no problem by creating a custom order for you.
Please let me know if there’s anything else you need :]
Reading with a browser is terrible compared to PDF
Thank you for making PDFs available again for those who bought your books.
I have an impression that the problem here was that there were no communication from you to the raywenderlich.com readers (or I missed that) - why did you decide to remove PDFs that were here for years.
Now I understand that you wanted to find something that allows to provide books in the subscription, but on the other hand, something that protects your rights and your money.
Unfortunately, I have no idea how it works, so I can’t tell whether there is any way to provide downloadable versions to subscribers.
Ultimately, as books owner I’m happy that I will be able to read in PDFs as before.