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50% Discount on SFML e-books!
« on: May 05, 2015, 06:31:48 pm »
The Packt Publishing company offers the SFML community a discount on all e-books related to SFML.
If you order an e-book via Packt website, you can enter the following code to get a 50% discount:

sfgde50

The code is limited to 500 uses and expires 31st of July 2015, so if you're interested, make sure to order soon! :)
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Re: 50% Discount on SFML e-books!
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2015, 07:15:21 pm »
By the way, was the book updated since it's first publication? Maybe the pdf version?

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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2015, 07:22:18 pm »
If you're referring to SFML Game Development: no, so far we weren't given the opportunity to work on it again.
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Re: 50% Discount on SFML e-books!
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2015, 08:04:09 pm »
Thanks for the promo code :)

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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2015, 12:51:32 pm »
O damn, I just ordered SFML Essentials last week, to bad  :'(

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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2015, 10:53:08 am »
Just going to the web and selecting SFML Game Development I get 10.59€ prize. If I use sfgde50 code I don't see any change in the price. I am doing something wrong?

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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2015, 11:09:22 am »
We tested it in the beginning and it seemed to work.
We'll make sure to contact Packt and see what they have to say and come back to you once we know more.

As pointed out by SeriousITGuy below, it seems like a sale is going on, which the Promo code doesn't give another discount on.
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2015, 11:09:43 am »
All the SFML Books are on sale at the moment at packtpub, so the promo code does not give any further discount. Normal Price for SFML Game Development is something round 30€, SFML Essentials is at ~18€, and the preorder for SFML Blueprints was something round 38€ yesterday.

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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2015, 07:38:35 am »
Looks like SFML Blueprints is not included in this discount? Was about to buy all three books...

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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2015, 08:22:43 pm »
all e-books related to SFML.
It's understandable, but this search brings up a book on SDL  ::)
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« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2015, 10:21:54 pm »
Yeah, their algorithm appears to list the exact match first then anything that even uses one of the letters in your search. Kinda a good idea if you want maximum exposure of your products to the customer. I contacted Pakt and got an automated response back... but the auto response included a 50% discount for new customer so I think I will try just placing two separate orders to get all books 50% off! :)

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« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2015, 10:37:56 pm »
You're right, seems like Packt didn't apply the discount code to the newly released book. We'll contact Packt and see if they can fix it.

It's understandable, but this search brings up a book on SDL  ::)
If you can provide a link that will only list SFML books, we'll be happy to replace it. :)
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« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2015, 11:18:10 pm »
If you can provide a link...
I did say that it was understandable  :P
I just enjoyed the irony and wished to share it ;D
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Re: 50% Discount on SFML e-books!
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2015, 09:39:30 pm »
It's nice to see new SFML books and discounts for them :) This link could be better.

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« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2015, 12:41:49 am »
I managed to buy all three books for 50% off. Did it with two purchases. You get a 50% voucher on first book when you sign up as a new customer, then I did the second order to get the other two books 50% off with this voucher. Quite happy! :)