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Cool new Twitter account that warns about a free book when it appears: Packt Free Learning (@packtfreebook) | Twitter

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/06/25

Packt free books

Usually one free book each day, with some pauses when Packt Publishing runs other specials [WayBack] Packt Free Learning (@packtfreebook) | Twitter.

This account started on 20190621. Hopefully it lasts for a while, as it is a very easy reminder on when a new free book becomes available.

Maybe they will notify of other free specials as well; time will tell.

Hopefully, the WordPress Twitter binding will show the most recent one below by Packt – Wikipedia.

EU versus USA Packt prices

Note that since a month or two, the Packt site asks me on a daily base to switch to their European site instead of to their USA site.

Avoid switching, as that incurs a high currency conversion cost. For example:

So that is a EUR/USD conversion factor of between 0.9 and 0.86 right (eBook 9/10 and paper+eBook 38.99/44.99).

Actually that’s not true: at the time of writing, the conversion is 0.78 which leaves a ~15% profit for just eBooks (0.9/0.78-1) and ~10% (0.86/0.78) margin for the Packt conversion. A tad high for my likings.

[] 10 usd in eur – Google Search

10 United States Dollar equals
8,78 Euro
22 Jun, 12:00 UTC · Disclaimer




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