As a preface, I love the idea of being able to update a book, send off a new PDF that gets put on a server, and a week later, people are downloading the new version. That is SO COOL compared to conventional publishing. I'm truly shocked that the old-school publishers haven't figured this out yet.
I don't know if any of you have bought the book How to Record and Mix Great Guitar Sounds in Studio One
, but I've updated it to incorporate the changes in Studio One 5. If you have the original book, you can download the updated book for FREE
from your PreSonus account.
Anyone who buys the book going forward will receive the updated edition. The previous version will no longer be available, because the new version includes anything that was in the old version anyway.
I think I'm starting to "crack the code" on eBook publishing. The reason I abandoned print is because it takes too long to go through the process of printing and distributing a tech-oriented book, and the price has to reflect printing, paper, returns, shipping, etc. so you can't have reasonably priced books. With eBooks, I've now updated two of the books I did for PreSonus. One update was a true second edition with lots of new material, so owners of the previous version could buy it at half price. The guitar book is be more like a "point release" for software, so they get the book for free.
Unless conventional publishers get with the program, in a few years they'll be as irrelevant as pay phones.