Our New Swift Books: Print Versions Now Available!

Ray Wenderlich
The print versions of our 3 new Swift books are now available!

The print versions of our 3 new Swift books are now available!

Update 12/19/14: We have randomly selected 3 lucky winners – albertobp, Poulpix, and jsharma! I will be in touch soon to arrange delivery. Thank you all for entering! :]

We have some exciting news – the print versions of our new Swift books (Swift by Tutorials, iOS 8 by Tutorials, and Core Data by Tutorials) are now available!

We always love seeing the print versions of our books, because we can finally show our families what we’ve been working so hard on :]

It’s also really cool to hold the books in your hand for the first time. The print quality turned out great, and it’s really handy to be able to flip straight to a section you’re looking for.

Keep reading for some more pictures of the new Swift books, learn about a discount for Swift by Tutorials PDF customers, and enter for a book giveaway!

The Books

The Swift books combined are pretty huge – over 1,200 pages total! Here’s a picture of what they look like next to my iPhone 5:

Side view of Swift by Tutorials, Core Data by Tutorials , and iOS 8 by Tutorials books.

Notice that iOS 8 by Tutorials is absolutely huge, while Core Data and Swift by Tutorials are about average size. This is because iOS 8 by Tutorials is meant to be an exhaustive reference, but we wanted the other two books to be more concise and to-the-point.

Here’s what the inside of the books looks like:

Inside of iOS 8 by Tutorials.

Note that on our store page, we have two options for each product:

  • Just the PDF. Nothing’s changed here – if you prefer electronic books you can buy just the PDF same way you usually would.
  • The PDF + Print Version Bundle. This gives you the best of both worlds. It also saves you a lot of money – you’re effectively getting the printed books at a big discount compared to buying them separately.

Note we don’t offer an option for just the printed books. This is because we like to keep our books as up-to-date as we can, and we want to be able to give all our customers access to these updates (in PDF form). For example, iOS Apprentice PDF customers have received 4 major updates since it was first released (from iOS 4->5->6->7->8)!

Discount for Swift by Tutorials Bundle PDF Customers – 1 Week Only

If you bought the PDF version of the Swift by Tutorials Bundle, you are eligible for a special discount on the print version, to effectively “upgrade” your order to the PDF+Print bundle.

I will send all PDF version customers an email with instructions for how to upgrade your purchase in a few minutes.

If for some reason you do not get the email, just contact me and we’ll get it sorted.

Note this discount will expire in just 1 week (22 Dec 2014), so if you’re interested snag it fast! :]

Back covers of Swift by Tutorials, iOS 8 by Tutorials, and Core Data by Tutorials.

The Giveaway

One last thing. To celebrate the launch, we’re giving away a few free Swift books!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post – this Friday we’ll choose 3 lucky winners who can each pick 1 book of their choice.

That’s it – we hope you all enjoy the print versions of Swift by Tutorials, iOS 8 by Tutorials, and Core Data by Tutorials! If you’d like to pick up a copy just check out our store page.

We hope you enjoy the print editions of our new Swift books! :]

Ray Wenderlich

Ray is part of a great team - the raywenderlich.com team, a group of over 100 developers and editors from across the world. He and the rest of the team are passionate both about making apps and teaching others the techniques to make them.

When Ray’s not programming, he’s probably playing video games, role playing games, or board games.

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