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The Smashing Editor’s Choice: A Free eBook

Nearly half a year ago, we introduced our eBook subscription model, also known as the Smashing Library31. We knew we were onto something good, realizing that the Smashing Library was the next step in offering quality content — at a price you’ll still be able to afford all of the coffee you need to stay up long enough to read the entire library and, of course, the free eBooks.

The Smashing Library Subscription2
A subscription to the Smashing Library31 is only $99 a year.

A subscription to the Smashing Library grants you unlimited access to all of the previously published Smashing eBooks4, as well as a guaranteed 24 new eBooks throughout the year. This includes all digital versions of the Smashing Book series, including the The Mobile Book5 and the upcoming Smashing Book #4.

And our library is getting even more smashing. We didn’t want to limit the library to just our own content, so we are now including a growing number of industry-related eBooks. These books are by authors who aren’t necessarily affiliated with Smashing Magazine but who produce great content. In addition to saving more than half off the regular bundle prices, as a subscriber to the Smashing Library, you will get the opportunity to vote on what we publish next and what new eBook downloads will be automatically available in your Smashing Shop dashboard.

The Smashing Library Catalog Download6
Download the “Smashing Library Catalog7” (PDF, 2.8 MB) and get started today!

The Smashing Editor’s Choice Link

To give you a taste of what to expect from the eBooks in the Smashing Library, we are happy to present you with The Smashing Editor’s Choice: A Smashing Library Treata free eBook that contains a wide range of topics, including new coding techniques, user experience strategies, responsive design and mobile solutions by some incredibly prolific and knowledgeable authors. Well-known names such as Lea Verou, Christian Heilmann and Dmitry Fadeyev have contributed fascinating chapters on various subjects.

The Smashing Free eBook Download8
Sign up below to receive your free copy of The Smashing Editor’s Choice.

The Smashing Editor’s Choice eBook is only a sample of the kind of quality Smashing eBooks that are available in the library. We select only the best articles, wrap them in a user-friendly layout, and make them available in the three most common formats, PDF, EPUB and Kindle. And because we don’t want to impede your use of the eBooks, they’re all DRM-free.

If you like this eBook, then you’ll love the Smashing Library. Just fill in your email address below, and you will receive access to a download link to your free eBook copy of The Smashing Editor’s Choice, as well as our bi-weekly Smashing Newsletter9, which is full of useful tricks, techniques and tweaks.

What Subscribers Think of the Smashing Library Link

Coming up with the subscription library model took meticulous planning and careful editorial work. Adding eBooks on a monthly basis and keeping up with industry trends take passion. Luckily, we have a lot of that. From the beginning, we had a feeling that the library would be popular, and with the surprisingly positive launch, you proved us right:

“A perfect resource for a full-service Web-dev company. I own and operate a Web development company. This provides a vast store of wisdom for daily operations across the board.”
Taylor Black

“Unbelievable bargain! This is indeed a great offer if you’re thinking about purchasing several books and if you want to keep up with current developments. Very curious about what’s yet to come this year!”

The best magazine is up with the best books. I recently received “The Mobile Book.” That was awesome, and I hope this will be 38X awesome. Worth reading!”
Erik Royall

“Great books, nice offer! I already own Smashing Book #3 and was thinking about buying the mobile/coding bundle when I stumbled upon this offer. Been reading (almost) nonstop ever since, loving it so far! Thanks, Smashing!”

We try to make the Smashing Library worthwhile by adding new content regularly and by giving you, the subscriber, the choice of what we publish next. All downloads, eBook polls and news are accessible through your personal Smashing Shop dashboard. Have a look at what the library looks like when you’re logged in:

Inside the Smashing Library10
A preview of the Smashing Shop dashboard.

Thank you all for your support over the years, everyone! You’ve been truly smashing!

(al) (il)

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  1. 1

    Niiiiice! :D

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    Matthew Clark

    May 7, 2013 9:00 pm

    I think what you guys are doings is great! It seems like people cannot get enough information these days. Greatly Appreciated.

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    I’ve been curious about Smashing Books for a while now so I decided to try the new free book on my iPad. Unfortunately the experience didn’t quite work out…

    After more time than I wanted to spend on downloading and accessing a preview ebook, the closest I’ve managed to get is a Zip file in my Google drive app (that the app sadly won’t recognize and open.)

    Guess I will try again later from my system at home. A download method that’s iOS friendly would be nice though!

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    Thank you for releasing this free eBook. Really appreciate for the work you do for the community!

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    May 8, 2013 9:17 am

    Odd. No email.

    … and yes, I did check my spam filter :p

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    Haroon Abbasi

    May 8, 2013 10:32 am

    Thanks guys for sharing best content on web.

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    Haroon Abbasi

    May 8, 2013 10:35 am

    thanks guy’s for sharing best content always.

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    Thank you for sharing the free ebook.

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    Hi! Thanks for this free ebook. I just tried following the instructions for downloading and unfortunately for me, there’s no link available for the .epub version. Isn’t that version available yet? Or am I missing something?

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      Vitaly Friedman

      May 9, 2013 11:44 am

      Dear Rihnna,

      You should have received all download links via email (for all formats). Please double check the email. Of course ePUB is available as well.

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    If I want a printed version, can I send it to a printing house?

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      Rafal Borowski

      May 11, 2013 8:53 am

      same question here. I would like to send this to a printing company to print this out for myself (1 copy) as a book. Can I do that?

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    Darryll Hirst

    May 9, 2013 2:41 pm

    Free book, someone else is getting the biscuits in and just returned to find a fresh brew on my desk.
    Today appears to be working out rather well :)

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    Download link doesnt want to visit my emails =( Tried different mail services – no result.

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    Noel Rodrigue

    May 14, 2013 10:31 pm

    Weird this, the link coming off the confirmation message allows me to download the zip file but none of the other three versions. In fact these versions aren’t even identified as links in my browser (Firefox 20.0).



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    I have already Subscribed. So how can i get this? Its showing error (already subscribed) when submitting the form.

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    Same here, my email is already registered but I’d still like to read the book as they’re usually very good.
    I was a bit surprised by the dates in the other comments though, I got here by a link in a recent e-mail from the magazine..


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