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December 6, 2011
I just recently started following your blog so let me start by saying congratulations on your language learning success. Its nice to find someone who thinks in a way I can relate to, as opposed to all the foreign language teachers I've encountered that use all the wrong methods that you've talked about. In fact, in my pursuit to improve my Italian speaking proficiency, I had actually come to the same revelation that Google Images is the best translator, and was admittedly upset to see your blog and find out I didn't think of it first!
For Christmas, I'd like to purchase your Language Hacking Guide for a friend of mine who has tried and failed to learn French. I think it would really help him out. However, he's kind of old-fashioned, and I feel like he will only take it seriously if it arrives to him in a printed, tangible form that he can touch with his fingers and that can sit on the coffee table and stare it him, reminding him to read it. Whereas if I send it to him in an e-mail, he'll open it briefly, skim through it, tell himself "I'll take a look at this later" and that'll be the end of it.
So, my question is this… is there any way at all to purchase a printed version of your guide for someone? Even a prototype of some sort? I searched the forum and the FAQ's and didn't find anything, so I had to just assume that you only offer the PDF version. If that's the case, I'm curious to know why! I personally like books in digital form, but I think printed, physical versions are nicer when buying gifts for people.
June 1, 2009
Not sure why you'd search the forums – if you look at the sales page you'll see that I offer a printable version in the download I offer many different file formats for different types of interfaces, but there are TWO PDFs:
1st one to read on a computer screen, that would look ugly and be wasteful of paper if you printed it.
2nd one removes all unnecessary images and formatting and fits the text as efficiently as possible onto pages so that you can print it to read it easily, while wasting as little paper as possible. If giving it to a friend, you can try to bind it yourself to present it easier.
I will be updating the Language Hacking Guide soon (likely just after Christmas) to include another language translation and hope to add an audio version of the book if I have time to sit down and record myself reading it. Hopefully this extra (free update) will be useful to people.
December 6, 2011
Thanks for your reply. I did notice the printable version, but I was hoping to buy an actual print version. Anyway, that's alright, I'll see if I can find a print store around where I live that can print and bind it.
November 23, 2011
Paper is a bit of a waste these days. Although, I do get what brock means, the picture <http://www.fluentin3months.com/wp-content/mult_click2.jpg> can be a bit misleading. A beautiful LHG cover you got there But it does say "digital download" everywhere, so no ready made hardcover book, only a printable version.
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