My couch + a good book on my Kindle == bliss.
I can’t help it, it’s my happy place. So whenever I can I spend a few happy hours stretched out on the couch, reading and gulping down coffee.
Apparently I’m not the only Pythonista who enjoys this—
When the paperback version of Python Tricks came out a few weeks ago, I got several emails that basically said:
“That’s cool… Can’t wait for the Kindle version.”
Okay, I get it. Printed books are nice and all but reading on your Kindle is just so…damn convenient.
Especially programming books! You get full-text search, you can highlight text passages and review them when you’re back at your computer.
You can even copy and paste code examples…
And, you can continue reading the same book on your phone wherever and whenever your want: on the bus, on the train, waiting at the doctor’s office.
(Plus ebooks are “tree cruelty-free.”)
Now, if you’ve been waiting for the Kindle version of Python Tricks: The Book to finally come to Amazon, you’re in luck:
After tons of back and forth to resolve any remaining formatting issues, Python Tricks is now available on Amazon Kindle 😄
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By the way, I find that too many programming ebooks have sloppy typography—and it really triggers me.
So for Python Tricks I sweated away in my man cave for days, tweaking and testing, to make the Kindle version a truly enjoyable read.
It even has proper Python syntax highlighting, weee!
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Anyway, here’s the deal:
With Python Tricks: The Book you’ll discover Python’s best practices and the power of beautiful & Pythonic code with simple examples and a step-by-step narrative.
Right now the book has 114 reviews on Amazon.com (96% are 5-star ratings):
The paperback became an Amazon bestseller and ranked #1 in several programming-related categories—it even hit the top 500 list for *all* books available on Amazon:
If you’re serious about improving your Python skills, you’ll find a ton of value in this book. But don’t just take my word for it—
Mariatta Wijaya (who is a CPython Core Developer and also wrote the foreword for the book) said this about the book:
“I wished I had access to a book like this when I started learning Python many years ago.”
Where to Get the Kindle Version
You can currently get the Kindle version at an introductory launch discount. In a few days the price will be higher.
So be sure to act quickly and grab your copy before Amazon adjusts the price:
The feedback I received from the dbader.org community and from PythonistaCafe members was priceless—and I’m extremely happy with how the final book turned out.
So once again I want to send out a big ❤️ Thank You ❤️ to everyone who sent me feedback, offered their criticism, or called me out on a typo!
I’d like to especially thank Michael Howitz, Johnathan Willitts, Julian Orbach, Johnny Giorgis, Bob White, Daniel Meyer, Michael Stueben, Bob Belderbos, Smital Desai, Andreas Kreisig, David Perkins, Jay Prakash Singh, and Ben Felder for their ongoing support and excellent feedback.
Also, huge thanks to my friend Mariatta Wijaya for the amazing foreword she contributed to the book. I couldn’t have hoped for a better introduction for my readers 🙂
Learn More About the Kindle Version
Check out the video embedded below to learn more about the Kindle version of Python Tricks and how it compares to the paperback:
On top of that, you might be interested in these two podcast episodes where I made guest appearances to discuss some actionable tips you can use to write better Python code, and chatted about the making of the book:
And finally, here are the Amazon links again: