SOME OF THE QUESTIONS I hear again and again about The Sketchnote Handbook include: How are the different versions of The Sketchnote Handbook similar and different from each other? Is the video in the Video Edition the same as the DVD? Is there an eBook version I can buy?
To clarify the different versions of the book, I've detailed each version below:
I feel this edition is the best value because it includes the fully illustrated book, with detailed information about how I came to sketchnoting, structures of sketchnotes and how to create sketchnotes yourself, with great worksheets in chapter 7. It also includes a code that lets you access all 20 of the the streaming videos (1 hour 10 minutes worth) at Peachpit.com.
The special video edition of the book offers a different perspective on sketchnoting than you get from the book alone that's both immediate and complementary, while still unique and compelling.
In the book, I show you sketchnoting techniques for translating ideas into simple drawings and type; in the video I actually put you in the room with me so you can watch as I work and see how the drawings emerge from my pen and unfold on the page.
The video edition provides access to 1 hour and 10 minutes of beautiful, documentary-style video tutorials. You'll see me in action as I demonstrate the drawing and sketchnoting techniques discussed in the book. Beyond the book, the video edition includes a series of episodes where I sketchnote a talk live — from start to finish — at an on-site event.
As I sketchnote the live talk, you can see what it's like to take visual notes in real time, how quickly I need to draw to capture big ideas, and the types of visual choices I make when taking notes with pictures.
This edition is the same printed book as the Video Edition — a fully illustrated book, but with no video component whatsoever. It has detailed information about how I came to sketchnoting, structures of sketchnotes and how to create sketchnotes yourself, with some great worksheets in chapter 7.
This version is great if you just want the book.
This edition is the same as the printed book, but in PDF eBook format with your name watermarked into the PDF. it is the same fully illustrated book, with no video component, and has the same information about how I came to sketchnoting, structures of sketchnotes and how to create sketchnotes yourself, with some great worksheets in chapter 7.
This version looks great on an iPad, and is a good choice if you just want the book.
This is the complete video series on DVD. It has the same content - 1 hour and 10 minutes of beautiful, documentary-style video tutorials as included as streaming video in the Video Edition of the book. You can watch over my shoulder as I sketchnote concepts and a complete event from start to finish — all on one DVD.
This is a good companion to the regular book, the eBook PDF version or if you prefer a physical DVD disc.
This is the complete video series online, in streaming format. It is the same content - 1 hour and 10 minutes of beautiful, documentary-style video tutorials as included in the Video Edition of the book. You can watch over my shoulder as I sketchnote concepts and a complete event from start to finish — all online.
This is a good companion to the regular book, the eBook PDF version or if you prefer streaming video.
To see what the book looks like, we've created a sample chapter PDF you can download.
It includes the complete front-matter (copyright, table of contents, acknowledgments, introduction, author bio) and the full index, so you can really see how the book's illustrations look, see the structure and get more details on other chapters before you buy. Looks great on an iPad by the way!
There are a variety of options for you, so I hope this more detailed description of each version helps you find and buy just the edition you need. If you have questions, leave a comment below or drop me a line.
40% Off Pre-Order Coupon Thru 11/30/2012
In a little over a week The Sketchnote Handbook will be released, but if you pre-order from Peachpit between now and November 30th, use the coupon code SKETCHNOTEPO for 40% off the cover price of the print editions of the book.
35% Off Coupon Thru 12/31/2012
Peachpit is offering 35% off with coupon code SKETCHNOTE now through December 31st, which works on every edition and is especially useful for the PDF and DVD versions mentioned above.
November 30th can't come soon enough!