Virtually the whole of the last seven days, from morning to night, was taken up with the new, free ebooks.
Most people managed to download them without issues, but some didn’t notice the download links in the automatic email our system sends out, or never received it, or couldn’t make the link work, or…
Hours of fun, answering emails and trying to sort things out!
Then I sent out requests for reviews, having manually copied and pasted all the email addresses.
That took forever, and generated yet more emails!
As the reviews started coming in, I was approving them (to eliminate spam) and writing ‘Grazie!’ emails to all of the people who had taken the time to help us out, leaving their comments and a star rating.
Insomma, it was a busy week. Hopefully this one will be calmer!
But if you didn’t get around to ordering your free easy reader and/or parallel text (in Italian, Spanish, French, German…), you can find them in the new online shop
(I dare say I’ll wish I hadn’t mentioned that…)
And if you had or have any of the problems mentioned above, just shoot me an email. I’m getting quite practised at customer service!
Assuming you DID get your ebooks, and have studied them already, do help me out by leaving a review.
Instructions on how to do that are here, it’s of huge value to our site, and it really does take just a few minutes!
Talking about reviews, most people were very positive, though some reported that the material was ‘too easy!’
Well yes, the free ebooks are intended for beginners or near-beginners. So ‘easy’ really is the whole point.
Writing a text that is genuinely simplified is actually much harder than you’d imagine…
But if you need something more challenging, there are plenty of ‘paid-for’ ebooks at higher levels in the shop.
Try one, using the coupon code I sent out on Friday, and it won’t even cost you much!
The coupon code, which expires today, is:
The standard easy reader price is £7.99, so with the coupon code, you get your pick of any one item that would be better suited to your current level.
At a significant discount!
(And with no download link issues, as I send out the ‘paid for’ ebooks ‘by hand’, so to speak.)
What about if you don’t want to buy anything, you just want our free stuff?
Here’s a text with audio for you to study today.
It’s a higher level, circa B2, and so has some harder past tenses in it. The very opposite of our free easy reader, in fact.
Here are those links again: