Letter from the editor: Say Hello to eBooks!

Happy New Year to all!

It's been an exciting time at Instructables HQ, with the release of over 60 new eBooks currently available in the iBooks store on iTunes! As many of you know, we've been furiously working on putting together some fantastic guides of projects that span the content of the website in order to share our work with an even broader audience. Many of your projects have been featured in these eBooks and you have already checked them out. For those of you who haven't, you can peruse the iTunes bookstore and download free previews of all of the books we publish by searching for Instructables within the iBooks App on iPads, iPods, or iPhones.

If you don't have a device that natively reads EPUB files, you can read them on your computer using a free EPUB reader such as Calibre.

Click here to get Amazing Cakes for the iPad or iPhone

Lots of interesting questions and ideas have come up in the creation of these books. While we want to offer as much of our content for free as we can, it's also true that people tend to value objects more when there's a price tag attached. To test out this theory, we did add some nominal fees (between $0.99 and $2.99 USD) to some of the more niche titles we created – the rest of our books remain free on the iTunes market. However, all of our PRO members will soon be able to download every eBook we produce for free, and every author featured in one will receive a code to share with their friends and family as well.

Some of the titles are available to the Nook audience, though their publishing restrictions were tighter than iTunes' (the Nook doesn't allow us to offer eBooks for free!), so we were limited to what we could share through that market. Now that we know more about their process, we'll be able to share more with them in the future! And we're still brainstorming the best way to bring these books to your Kindle (as much as I love my Kindle, I just don't like the way our guides look in e-ink). Of course, you can still upload pdfs of the Instructables you love to any portable reader you have.

Click here to get Survival for the Nook

We hope you're having a great new year, and that you're as excited as we are about this new venture! 

Click here to check out all the rest of our new ebooks!

All the best,


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doomsdayltd6 years ago
thanks i wish i had a ebook to read my cake balls recipe and all the other popular picks
If you have an instructable that is going into the ebooks, they'll give you a copy of the ebook you made it into!
really? cool, free duct tape Ebook!!! (i got featured for my duct tape jacket)
ostomesto6 years ago
My duct tape jacket is in the duct tape Ebook!!! Thank you Frenzy and Culturespy (guys who put my ible' into the book i think) haha check out my duct tape jacket!
Goodhart6 years ago
Ok, well my wife has a Kindle now but I am still at a bit of a loss as to where to go (besides the Amazon bookstore online) to get eBooks?

I don't know why I feel so confused lately...I still want to finish up the projects I have started before I sink into being an old useless dolt....

The Gutenberg Press website now has oodles of books in MOBI format, which works on the Kindle.

Helpful Link.

BTW: are PDF's compatible with Kindle as far as you know?
Yes, but not 100% of them (I don't know why).

The problem is that you can't change the font sizes like you can for a dedicated format. I have made a few PDF files to use to show other people, and I used a large font-size (I think 28 point?) to make them easily-readable.
Hmmm, I wonder then if Calibre can convert a PDF....I will have to try that.
Yes, I have that site bookmarked....I thought I started to down load books from Instructables, however; it might have been from MAKE....I got one on concrete...and there were others I was going to get, but didn't have the time, but now I am at a loss as to where I was.
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