Right now, the focus is on the Widgets app. If you're waiting for a digital version, it's not likely to be soon. It might not happen at all.
This project wasn't designed as a digital book. It was meant to be a printed book. PDFs can also be sold on Lulu, but that hasn't happened with A Book About Hype for two main reasons...
- Customers, who may have opted for a digital book, bought the printed book instead. It seems disrespectful to offer a digital version so soon.
- A PDF is not an ideal format for a digital book. An ePub is somewhat better, but that needs conversion. It needs more work. It needs something special to take advantage of the format.
And yet, I feel like digital books have taken a step backward. Apple just killed iBooks Author. I looked at the changes to Pages, but I didn't see anything that inspired me.
In this post pandemic world, there is a tremendous need for online learning. I've been rethinking how that's done. There is an idea that I have been seriously considering, but it will take a tremendous amount of work. If I'm going to put that much effort into a new project, why not just make it a general web project and reach a dramatically larger audience?
That's when I realize, perhaps this is the final form of A Book About Hype. I'm not sure. Maybe Hype 4.5... or Hype 5... will be super impressive. Then, there might be a new version of the book in a future year. Perhaps it is just a simple ePub, perhaps it's something more radical. Right now, I'm waiting to see what's next from Tumult.
The title of this thread says "2020 Print Edition" and I'm sticking to that. The feedback has been amazing. Being a printed book is what makes this project special. There is digital content listed on Hype's tutorial page, such as the Hype Cookbook by @MaxZieb and HypeDocks by @michelangelo (and contributors).
Meanwhile, Lulu is having 15% off sale this week.
(See the website for details.)