Today I’m very excited to announce the release of the digital edition of Colours of Shetland!
This means that those of you who wished to purchase a digital-only copy can now do so here, and that all of you who have already purchased the print edition can now use the ‘unique download code‘ in your copy to access your complementary digital edition of the book.
Here’s how to redeem your code.
First, open up the book. On the inside cover, you’ll find a sticker with your unique download code printed on it.
Next, follow this link to the book’s Ravelry page. Click on the ‘buy it now’ button (highlighted below).
You are then directed to check out. Click on the ‘enter coupon code’ button (highlighted below).
Enter your code into the box, then click the “Apply” button.
You’ll then see the checkout screen, letting you know that you’ve not been charged for the download. Click on the “Checkout Now” button.
Finally, you’ll receive a receipt, and links to seven PDF files which contain the full content of Colours of Shetland. If you are a Ravelry member, these files are now stored in your library, and you’ll be automatically notified of any updates to future editions of the book. You can also download the files individually for reading on a device or computer.
A final few points:
1) Happily, we haven’t found many errata or typos (there’s a full list here), but those that there are have all been corrected in the digital edition.
2) Otherwise, the content of the print and digital editions is exactly the same (that is, all patterns, tutorials, essays and photographs are included identically in the digital edition)
3) The patterns will not be released as individual digital downloads.
4) The book has a single retail price of £14.99: that is, the digital-only version of the book costs exactly the same as the print+digital version — so, if you purchase the print edition, then, like the happy Shetland sheep on page four of the book, you’re laughing!
If you have any other questions about this process, please feel free to add a comment to this post, and I’ll do my best to answer!