[EN] Unlimited Access for Apress Library!

Apress. I really like this book store. I have dozens of books in paper and digital form. And from time to time I’m buying something new. Few days ago Apress made something special. An Online Library with yearly-paid unlimited access. Almost one thoussand titles (this morning query result shows 952 titles) – really too much for me, and probably all for you – but many of titles are interesting. What special is in this offer? For 199 USD (even for Poland market is not very high amount) we get:

  • Unlimited access to Apress titles for a full year
  • Instant access to each new Apress publication
  • Compatibility on any device—desktop, laptop or mobile
  • Use of our new blazing fast exclusive-to-Apress reader
  • Unparalleled search function in a reader—look in a chapter, a book, your personal bookshelf, or even across the whole catalog and get instant, comprehensive results
  • Bookmark content for later reference
  • Adjust font sizes to suit your comfort
  • Add books to your exclusive Apress Access Bookshelf
  • Option to download any eBook for just $4.99, for a limited time

Many times we don’t need full book, even in digital form. And especially in digital form some me colleagues and myself we don’t read whole book. Many time we going just for interesting subject/chapter/part of book. Like in this example:

I don’t need Part.I and Part.II of this book. I just want to go for Part.IV:

As I wrote before 199 USD is not high price. A lot of books in my home about 30-50 USD, so it’s only four/six physical books cost, and maybe 6/8 digital, but I have access for more titles than I expected.

My experience on first ‘Production Monday’ i pretty good. Portal work really fast, books added to my bookshelf are still there – after re-loging, tags and keywords are really helpfull. After half hour my current bookshelf look that:

Where I will find time for read those titles…