Many people have asked about obtaining e-book versions of the In Their Words series, and we want to accommodate them. This option is especially attractive for people living outside the United States, because shipping printed copies to them is so expensive – the shipping fees can exceed the cost of the books themselves!
So far, we have only developed a digital version of the German volume, and that only in PDF format. Eventually, we intend to offer the other volumes as well. We hope to offer them in formats suitable for e-readers and tablets, as well; but that may take longer, because creating epub files for books like ours presents significant challenges. Our format relies heavily on the original pagination, designed to make it easy for you to compare the original document with our analysis and translation. A PDF does this beautifully; it’s much harder to accomplish with existing epub software. Besides, it’s difficult to imagine using these books easily on smart phones or small e-readers. You almost have to view them on larger screens. For the foreseeable future, therefore, we will concentrate on providing PDF versions – but we will keep our eyes on developing versions adapted for Kindle and other e-readers. (Larger tablets and e-readers can, as a rule, display PDF files; but the fixed size of that format may present problems.)
If you would like to purchase a PDF version of In Their Words …. Volume IV: German, please send a check for $25.00, in US dollars and drawn on a US bank, to this address:
William F. Hoffman
5222 Rothchilde Ct
Houston TX 77069-1545
We will send you a link to download the PDF. If you have an e-mail address, please include it so we can send you the link that way.
If you have a PayPal account, you can get access much faster by sending US$25.00 to the PayPal account email@example.com. Please specify that you want the German volume, and give an e-mail address where we can contact you.
Thanks – and if you purchase the book, we hope it proves very valuable to you. If you have any problems, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll do my best to help. – William F. Hoffman
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