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Print Version of Digging Into WordPress!

Nearly six weeks after releasing the electronic/digital version of Digging Into WordPress, Chris and I are proud to announce that the printed version is now available from the Bookstore.

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Beautiful custom design with full-color printing on every page

Beautiful custom design..

Make no mistake, this is a beautiful, custom-designed book that makes it fun and easy to soak in the wisdom and advance your WordPress skills. Every detail has been carefully crafted — from the landscape page-orientation and color-coded chapters to the lay-flat spiral binding and large, easy-to-read text — this book is truly a pleasure to experience.

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Spiral binding opens flat and stays flat

What you’ll get..

Chris and I have poured ourselves into this book. It is completely packed with 400+ pages of practical WordPress information, tips, tricks, and techniques. Having all of that code and knowledge in a beautiful printed format is a very satisfying feeling. Reading through this book just feels good, and with the free lifetime subscription to the PDF version, you know that you’ll always have all of the latest code in ready-to-use format, all of the book’s hyperlinks directly targeting their pages, and all of the book’s content in easy-to-search digital text. You get the satisfaction, usability and portability of a printed book while enjoying the technological tools available with the PDF. It’s a complete package featuring the best of both worlds.

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The book looks great and feels good

Get your own copy..

You can get your own copy of Digging Into WordPress for $67 (plus shipping & handling) through the book’s official Sales Page. Every purchase includes a PDF version of the book and free lifetime updates. Chris and I are passionate about WordPress, and plan on updating the PDF with fresh content as WordPress continues to grow and evolve. Here are a few factors determining the price for the printed version:

  • The book is 400 pages printed in full-color
  • As self-publishers, Chris and I are printing smaller quantities of the book
  • Everything is hand-crafted and custom-made from start to finish
  • A ton of work has went into making this book — a true DIY production

Chris and I have spent an enormous amount of time, energy, and money producing and promoting this book on our own, without relying on a giant book publisher to crank out a million copies. We took this route because we wanted to create the book that we wanted to make — not some dry, homogenized corporate interpretation. By maintaining control over every aspect of the writing, design, and production process, we were able to stay true to our artistic vision and deliver the book that we feel will be most beneficial to you, the reader. So the print version does cost a little more, but you get what you pay for, and this is definitely an authentic, high-quality production.

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Digging Into WordPress folds up nicely to save space

Discounts, shipping, and affiliate information..

Here are some other important things that you should know:

Discounts for PDF customers

As promised, if you already have purchased a copy of the PDF, you’ll get a nice discount on the printed version. Here’s how to do it:

  • Email us through our contact form or send an email to “sales” at “” — either forward us your receipt or send us the name and email used for your purchase.
  • We’ll then verify your purchase and send you a discount code that you can use during the checkout process.
  • The discount amount you receive will be valued at your original purchase price plus an additional $5. So for example, if you paid $27 for the PDF, you’ll get a discount of $32. This way you’ll be getting the book for $35. This helps keep our margins intact and give everyone a fair deal on these printed books.

International shipping available

Due to demand, we have arranged to make the book available internationally. The cost for shipping and handling will vary according to your location, ranging anywhere from $28 to ship to places like Germany and the United Kingdom, to around $5 for orders shipped within the United States. Also note that Illinois sales are subject to sales tax, and international sales are subject to VAT. Everything is calculated automatically during the checkout process.

Affiliate program for printed copies

The PDF book currently pays 50% for affiliate sales. This gives affiliates a (stellar) commission of $13.50 per PDF sale. For printed copies of the book, each sale will pay a commission of 20%, which translates into $13.40 per book. Thus, affiliates will earn approximately the same amount for either version of the book. Either way, it’s an incredible deal — we have already paid thousands of dollars to our affiliates :) Learn more about our Affiliate Program.

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Digging Into WordPress — 400+ pages of practical WordPress wisdom

If you have any questions about the book, contact us or leave a comment and we’ll do our best to help you out. To learn more about Digging Into WordPress, check out our DigWP Information Page.

Jeff Starr
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18 responses to “Print Version of Digging Into WordPress!”

  1. Shawn Hunter 2010/01/06 8:15 am

    I hate to double up on a favorite aspect of WordPress, but it is definitely the community – the developers, the users, the bloggers. Having the resource of the community makes WordPress a real pleasure to work with. The community just does not exist in other CMS platforms as it does with WP.

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    By far my favorite feature of WordPress is the ability to upgrade both the wordpress application and plugins directly from within the administration interface.

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    My favorite thing about WordPress…if I have to pick just one…is the WordPress community. This great platform is leveraged countless times by the passionate people who share useful, helpful tips with the rest of us.

    By way of returning a favor, you might check your grammar above, “A ton of work has went into making this book.” Best wishes.

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    Jeff Starr 2010/01/09 9:20 pm

    Note to recent commenters on this post — thank you for commenting, but if you want to qualify for the free copy of Digging into WordPress, your comment must appear on the actual giveaway post (just because of the way the random selection is done):

    Book Giveaway: Print Version of Digging into WordPress

    Hopefully this helps – you still have a couple of days until the decision is made.

    Note to Rick, obviously this doesn’t apply to you :)

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    Rick Beckman 2010/01/10 5:36 am

    :D Hurray for being an exception!

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    wow that book looks really cool, my blog is on wordpress, I think that book would be great for me :)

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