A new year, and there’s a decidedly ‘back to normal’ feel here at the clubhouse, with the excitement of the holidays, and then the January Sale, but a memory…
So what better to get us back into the old routine than one of our periodic half-price ‘Book of the Week’ offers?
This week I’ve chosen a story at B1 level, mostly because NEXT WEEK we’ll hopefully be publishing something that’s super-advanced (and really good!) Details on Friday.
So ‘Correre a tempo‘, a title which isn’t easy to translate, though anyone who likes to run should be able to figure out…
Piero has just reached his thirtieth birthday! To prove to himself and his friends that his life is not yet over, he decides to run a marathon. But preparing for this challenge changes him in more ways than he imagines…
There’s a free sample chapter (.pdf) of course, so you can get an idea of the level and length of the material before you shell out £3.99 on it.
Don’t forget to check out the online audio – there’s a link at the top of Chapter 1 in the sample chapter. The audio for the ENTIRE STORY is available to listen to absolutely free, no purchase required, as they say.
Also remember that we have versions for Kindle and non-Kindle ebook readers, as well as the default .pdf. For technical reasons, there are no sample chapters for those. But if you decide to buy the full version of Correre a tempo (this week only, just £3.99!) add a note to your order form, or email me separately, and I’ll also send you the .mobi (for Kindle) or .epub (other ebook readers), at no extra cost.
And if you’re a Kindle fan but have no idea how to get the ebook I send onto your device? No worries! We have an easy-to-understand explanation in the shop’s FAQ (scroll down until you see “How do I add my .MOBI (Kindle-compatible) ebook to my Kindle?”)
But what if Correre a tempo is too easy for you? Or too hard?
Then check our Catalog to find free sample chapters to many other easy reader ebooks, listed by type and in level order, from A1 to C2!
Two things I would add.
Firstly, anyone who’s already bought the excellent value ‘Italian Easy Readers ‘Three For Two’ – Level B1‘ (perhaps during the recent sale, when it was even better value?) will already have Correre a tempo, So be careful not to buy it twice, please.
(If you were unaware that we sell ‘packs’ of easy reader ebooks at various levels, do take a look at the ‘Bulk Buys’ page in our online shop.)
And secondly, this is for the lady who emailed me yesterday:
Before I continue with this exciting opportunity to learn more Italian, please can you tell me if there is a Subscription fee, or any other monetary cost.
Everything at https://onlineitalianclub.com/ IS free. There are thousands of pages of materials to profit from. And you don’t have to register or sign in to use them – they’re open to anyone, club member or not.
However, the club pays its bills, and provides work for teachers and writers, by selling online lessons and ebooks. The ‘Shop’ link in the menu at https://onlineitalianclub.com/ takes you away from the club website and to our online shop, which also offers materials for learners of other languages, not just Italian.
The club is free, most things in the shop are not – though if you look carefully, you’ll find a free ‘easy reader’ ebook and a free ‘parallel text’ ebook for most of the languages for which there are products available.
They’re the ones priced at £0.00 on the Catalog page, and if you add one or more of those to your cart and type in the usual ecommerce order details, you can download them without providing payment information. We don’t, for example, ask for your credit card number ‘just in case’…
Così, a mix of free, paid, and this week, very good value!
One of things that we do with revenues from the sale of ebooks and online lessons is to invest in new materials that anyone, anywhere in the world, can use to learn Italian.
For instance, EasyItalianNews.com, where you can read and listen to three bulletins of ‘easy’ news, audio + transcript, for FREE, no registration required, each week.
Someone emailed over the weekend insisting I stop deducting $20 each month from her Paypal account as she no longer listened to the above….
‘Free’ means FREE, lady! Which part of that didn’t you understand?
There are no tricks or catches. Sure you’re not confusing us with some other website?
EasyItalianNews.com solicits donations, but there is not, never has been, and never will be an option to pay each month until further notice.
I don’t like tricks like that. I resent it when companies do it to me, so I’d rather make up the difference between the costs of producing EasyItalianNews.com and the donations people generously offer with revenues from other things we do, instead of conning people into paying for something they don’t want.
Check out the EasyItalianNews.com website, if you haven’t already done so.
The ‘Advice‘ page tells you how I think you should use the material. Ignore it if you wish, but I’ve been teaching and learning languages for thirty years…
‘Subscribe‘ is where you enter your email address (only) and we automatically send you each thrice-weekly edition, at zero cost and with no obligation. There really is no need to write to me to double-check that…
‘Donate‘ is what it says. Paypal processes payments for us, there’s a choice of four currencies, and no, you don’t need a Paypal account, just a credit card.
And ‘Thanks‘ is where you can read who has helped us out with our bills, and how much we collected in total each month since we began, over a year ago. Donors’ names are only added to this page if the person chooses. Some people leave that part blank, and so remain anonymous.
A mercoledì, allora.