Thank you all again for your support and patience. I wanted to give a few quick updates:
The ISBN has been purchased and assigned, and the opening chapters will be submitted to the iBookstore this weekend. Once approved, a link to the PDF version will be sent out to all backers! As I have been teaching through the book, several small changes have been made. In order to submit the best possible product, the book will be released in phases. All backers will receive all updates for free. For those with interested family and friends: as the book grows in content, the price on the iBookstore will increase. Encourage them to purchase the first edition (Chapters 1 and 2) to take advantage of the best price!
1. iBooks version 3 was recently announced by Apple and Ancient Greek for the Everyday Scholar has benefited from this latest update. Unfortunately it has taken some time to update the text, but I think the benefit will be clear. For example, media (videos, games, etc) are now able to be optimized more specifically for the various editions of the iPad, making the overall file size much smaller.
2. As I have been using this text to teach a High School Greek course, the book itself has improved greatly. I will release the book a couple of chapters at a time. This will give me time to "field test" the text before publishing each chapter. The schedule will be as follows:
Mid-November submission: Chapters 1-2 (Introduction, Alphabet, Pronunciation) *already tested
Late December submission: Chapter 3 (Basic Nouns) *currently being tested
Late January submission: Chapter 4 (Basic Verbs)
February submission: Chapter 5-7 (Adjectives, Next Steps, Conclusion)
3. A link to the PDF version will be sent out to all backers when each chapter is approved.
4. Initially, 50 free download codes will be supplied to me by Apple. These will go to those backers that wish to receive the text through the iBookstore. A download link for the iBook (with full iPad functionality) will be provided for those that do not wish to download through the iBookstore. All future updates will be free for all supporters!
Thank you all again for your support and patience! Please feel free to contact me with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to your backing, we are on target for an October 2012 iTunes release!
At that time, backers who have an iPad will receive a Free Download code, and those who want a PDF version will be given a download link.
Here is a short preview of the first two chapters (please excuse the audio issues!):
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
This has been such a fun day and a half to watch the interest grow. As it turns out, my wife and I spent the evening cleaning up car and home glass from a quick but intense hail storm here in the Dallas area, and it was such a treat to get back to the computer and see the completed funding!
Thanks so much to all the backers and those who helped spread the word.
You still have a chance to join in on the fun! Back before the end of the campaign to reserve your copy and help contribute to more people learning Ancient Greek!
You are all so great; this much support this quickly means a lot to me,
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