Martingale quilting books in the digital age

eBook vs ePub: what's the difference?eBook. ePub. Digital. Print.

Viewers. Readers. Tablets.

iPad. Kindle. Nook.

Sometimes it seems like the new world of books is all about keeping up with the lingo!

Not sure which book format to choose? Here are a few facts about the book formats available—and how they can benefit you.


DIGITAL BOOKS

A digital book is any book that isn’t printed on paper; you view digital books onscreen only.

> Advantages for quilters: build a book stash as big as your fabric stash—all without needing a single inch of sewing-room space.


Simple Applique eBookMARTINGALE eBOOKS

(Sold at ShopMartingale.com. Right: Kim Diehl’s Simple Appliqué on a desktop-computer monitor.)

Martingale eBooks are digital books that are perfect for desktop and laptop computers. An eBook is actually a PDF of a book. What’s a PDF? It’s a file format that provides an electronic image of text and graphics. In essence, it’s like having a photograph of each page inside a book, all in one handy computer file.

eBooks can be viewed, printed, and electronically transmitted. You’ll need to download software to open PDFs, but the software is free.

> Advantages for quilters: print only what you need—a single pattern, a group of templates, or a page of how-to. At ShopMartingale, you get a FREE eBook whenever you purchase a print book (whenever eBooks are available, which is most of the time!).


ePubMARTINGALE ePUB BOOKS

(Sold on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Google Play, etc.)

ePub books are the newest digital-book format available, and they’re ideal for tablets and eReaders. That’s why you’ll often hear ePub books called out by brand names (“for iPad,” “for Kindle,” or “for Nook”).

> Advantages for quilters: ePub books are great for fabric shopping. No carrying books or making copies; just pack your tablet and you’re ready to go!

Our production manager, Regina, explains even more advantages of the ePub format: “As a reader you can change the text size for readability, and even the font itself. Martingale’s ePub books offer links inside the document that you can access on your computer to download and print patterns. You can also search inside a book.”


Now you know—and now you can purchase Martingale books in formats that fit the way you like to quilt.

DID YOU KNOW? Most of our new releases are published as printed books, eBooks, and ePub books, including our top five bestselling books. Pick up your copy in the format you like best!

Our top 5 bestsellers:

Simple Appeal#1 Simple Appeal: 14 Patchwork and Appliqué Projects for Everyday Living by Kim Diehl

• Get the PRINT version

• Get the eBOOK version

• Get the ePUB version: Kindle | Nook | iBook | Google Play
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Here Comes Winter#2 Here Comes Winter: Quilted Projects to Warm Your Home by Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks

• Get the PRINT version

• Get the eBOOK version

• Get the ePUB version: Kindle | Nook | iBook | Google Play
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Fabulously Fast Quilts#3 Fabulously Fast Quilts by Amy Smart

• Get the PRINT version

• Get the eBOOK version

• Get the ePUB version: Kindle | Nook | iBook | Google Play
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The New Hexagon#4 The New Hexagon: 52 Blocks to English Paper Piece by Katja Marek

• Get the PRINT version

• Get the eBOOK version

• Get the ePUB version: Kindle | Nook | iBook | Google Play
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Perfect Quilts for Precut Fabrics#5 Perfect Quilts for Precut Fabrics: 64 Patterns for Fat Quarters, Charm Squares, Jelly Rolls, and Layer Cakes

• Get the PRINT version

• Get the eBOOK version

• Get the ePUB version: Kindle | Nook | iBook | Google Play

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Flip or swipe: do you like printed books or digital books best? Tell us in the comments!


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