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GIVEAWAY: Get 1/3 of My New Book “WordPress 3.7 Complete” for Free

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Hi guys, Karol here. I know that Black Friday is behind us, but I do have a cool giveaway for you anyway.

Here’s a quick back story. A couple of months ago, I was approached by Packt Publishing to be the new author of their main WordPress book. It took some time, but finally, the book is live and we’re right in the middle of launching it. The title: WordPress 3.7 Complete.

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The main idea for the book is to focus on teaching how to get your new WordPress site up and running in minutes, and without losing your shirt during the process.

It goes step-by-step through things such as:

  • how to install WordPress in minutes,
  • how to create content that’s optimized for the web and then publish it,
  • picking the best plugins that your site really needs,
  • picking the ideal theme,
  • how to build your own plugins and themes,
  • how podcasting with WordPress works,
  • how to launch non-blog websites with WordPress.

I really did my best to make it as comprehensive as possible, with tons of illustrations and examples.

(By the way, the book is exactly 404 pages long…purely because what other length could a book about building websites be, right?).

But enough storytelling…

The Giveaway

Here’s the deal.

I am willing to give away 1/3 of the whole book – 4 full chapters out of 12 – to 10 brave individuals (that’s you).

The only thing I’m asking in return is for you to kindly submit a customer review on the book’s Amazon page (link). The review can be as short or as long as you wish. Amazon doesn’t have any regulations about this as far as I know.

And I’m going to be right up front with you on this one. Amazon reviews help to spread the word out. They help a lot. The more reviews there are, the more Amazon will do to promote my book to people browsing through various related categories. But above all, I do appreciate your honest opinion about the parts of the book you’ll read. If you don’t think that it’s worth 5 stars, or 4 stars, that’s completely okay. As long as you’re honest when writing your short review.

The chapters that are part of the giveaway:

  • Chapter 5, Plugins and Widgets, discusses everything there is to know about finding the best plugins for WordPress and then using them effectively. Plugins are an integral part of every WordPress site’s lifespan, so it’s more than hard to imagine a successful site that isn’t using any of them.
  • Chapter 6, Choosing and Installing Themes, describes how to manage the basic look of your WordPress website. You also learn where to find themes, why they are useful, and how to implement new themes on your WordPress website.
  • Chapter 7, Developing Your Own Theme, explains how to make your own theme. With just the most basic HTML and CSS abilities, you can create a design and turn it into a fully functional WordPress theme.
  • Chapter 12, Creating a Non-Blog Website Part Two – Community Websites and Custom Content Elements, explores the endless possibilities of WordPress when it comes to using it to launch various types of websites. The chapter presents the second batch of our non-blog websites and explains in detail how to build them on top of a standard WordPress installation.

How to Participate

Just leave a comment here (“I want in, give me the book!”), and I will send you the chapters via email.

Oh, and please tweet about this if you think some of your followers could benefit from this giveaway too. Many thanks.

written by Karol

Karol K. (@carlosinho) is a 20-something year old web 2.0 entrepreneur from Poland, and a grad student at the Silesian University of Technology. He shares his thoughts at newInternetOrder.com and ThemeFuse. Tune in to get his blogging and online business advice.

Comments

  1. Timmy, December 11, 2013

    Haha, 1/3 of your book!?!?!

    Well, you have exactly 1/3 of my gratitude.

    reply
    • Karol, December 12, 2013

      Would love to share more, but my publisher would kill me. :) 1/3 of gratitude is cool anyway.

  2. alsevrin, December 11, 2013

    I want in, give me the book!

    reply
    • Karol, December 12, 2013

      Thanks for participating! The book is on its way.

  3. Jim Massman, December 12, 2013

    If it’s not too late, I’d be proud to review your book (er, 4 chapters, that is). I’ve spent over twenty years in the printing industry before retiring, now just doing a few websites for fun & profit (more Fun than Profit!). Consider myself just past novice, not quite intermediate-level yet…

    reply
    • Karol, December 12, 2013

      Thanks, Jim. Just sent you an email.

  4. Ann, December 12, 2013

    “I want in, give me the book!

    reply
    • Karol, December 12, 2013

      Thanks, just sent you an email.

  5. Rudá Almeida, December 12, 2013

    Hi! I’d really like the copy of the book sample! Thanks

    reply
    • Karol, December 12, 2013

      Thanks, and check your email. :)

  6. Uros, December 12, 2013

    I am inn, give me 1/3 of the book ;)

    reply
    • Karol, December 12, 2013

      Thanks a lot. Waiting in your inbox.

  7. Yousuf Tafhim, December 12, 2013

    Yes please

    reply
    • Karol, December 12, 2013

      Thanks. The book should be in your inbox.

  8. Del DeLeon, December 12, 2013

    Hello,
    I’ve am relatively new to WP (6 months) but a 7 year HTML/CSS developer. I am obsessed and would love to read and review.
    Please feel free to send me any instructions and I’d be happy to help.
    DEL

    reply
    • Karol, December 12, 2013

      Hello and thanks! Just sent you the book via email.

  9. Laura, December 12, 2013

    I want in! Please share the book with me! Thanks!

    reply
    • Karol, December 12, 2013

      Thanks, Laura. Just sent you an email.

  10. Ian, December 12, 2013

    I want in, give me the book! (Please)

    reply
    • Karol, December 12, 2013

      Hi Ian. Thanks for participating. The book is on its way.

  11. Lluis Co, December 12, 2013

    I will be pleased to review your book too. Thank you in advance for this holiday 1/3 sharing ;)

    reply
    • Karol, December 12, 2013

      Thanks a lot. Just sent you a copy a minute ago.

  12. jan Emtkjaer, December 12, 2013

    Like to make a review of your book. Love to try make my own theme from chapter 7

    reply
    • Karol, December 12, 2013

      Hi Jan. The book is on its way. Thanks!

  13. Karol, December 12, 2013

    Thanks again for helping me out guys! Many thanks. If my basic math skills are accurate, all ten spots are out as of now.

    I don’t know, should I bend the rules and add some more spots?

    reply
  14. Gowtham Sadasivam, December 13, 2013

    This is Awesome. I would like a copy too. Thanks lot sharing Karol.

    reply
  15. Erik, December 14, 2013

    Hi Karlo, I would like to review your book please. Looking forward to seeing how it helps our site development. Thanks!

    reply
  16. Robyn, December 14, 2013

    Yes, add me in please

    reply
  17. sharma chelluri, December 16, 2013

    If rules permit please consider me too.
    I need to create a new theme. Please send me a copy too for learning and review purpose.

    Thanks in advance.

    reply
  18. lena, December 16, 2013

    I want in, give me the book!

    reply
  19. Luc, December 18, 2013

    Ohh great idea

    Thank for 1/3 of your book

    reply
  20. nuril, December 20, 2013

    Hi Karol.. i dont know there is this give away..i really want 1/3 of it if possible =(

    reply
  21. eldroidigo, December 21, 2013

    hi karlo i really need to try your book am in

    reply
  22. vitallius, December 21, 2013

    Hi Karol, interesting offer, though just a third of a whole.

    Have you reached 10 reviews yet? I am wondering if there is still some place for my review.

    Thanks.

    V

    reply
  23. George, December 24, 2013

    Book look interesting,me to need a copy.

    reply
  24. Dave Reeve, January 22, 2014

    I really need this info. Please send me a copy to read & review !

    reply
  25. Ahsan Zia, January 26, 2014

    I want in,give me the book!

    reply
  26. Karol, February 8, 2014

    Hi guys,

    Thanks for your interest, I really appreciate it. The main giveaway is closed, but I’m still having a smaller one on my site.

    It’s no longer 1/3 of the book, but you can still get a chapter. At: http://newinternetorder.com/get-1-3-of-my-new-book-for-free/

    reply

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