Making a .epub or .mobi version of a book is not as easy as it looks. Until recently, if you bought the Kindle version of our iPhone book you were buying something that was generated from our PDF. In particular, all the code blocks were just images from the PDF.
Chris Loper at Intelligent English worked very hard to make better eBooks from our original DocBook XML source. This new version has taken a long time to percolate through the system, but it is finally available at Amazon.
If you have the old Kindle book (with the code as images), you can get the new version if you ask for it from Kindle Support. The phrase that pays is “Please send the updated version of iPhone Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide to my Kindle account.”
If you have any bookmarks or notes attached to the old edition, you will lose them when you download the new version. (That’s why Amazon doesn’t automatically push new versions.)
(At this time the purchase of the eBook is completely separate from the purchase of the pBook. There is no discount for buying both.)
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