Packt Early Access Titles
What is Early Access?
Keeping up to date with the latest technology is difficult; new versions, new frameworks, new techniques. This feature gives you a head-start to our content, as it’s being created. With Early Access you’ll receive each chapter as it’s written, and get regular updates throughout the product’s development, as well as the final course as soon as it’s ready.
Why Early Access?
We created Early Access as a means of giving you the information you need, as soon as it’s available to us. As we go through the process of developing a course, 99% of it can be ready but we can’t publish until that last 1% falls in to place. Early Access helps to unlock the potential of our content early, to help you start your learning when you need it most.
You not only get access to every chapter as it’s delivered, edited, and updated, but you’ll also get the finalized, DRM-free product to download in any format you want when it’s published.
As a member of PacktPub, you’ll also be eligible for our exclusive offers, including a free course every day, and discounts on new and popular titles.
How do I buy Early Access courses?
Early Access is a way of us getting our content to you quicker, but the method of buying the Early Access course is still the same. Just find the course you want to buy, go through the check-out steps, and you’ll get a confirmation email from us with information and a link to the relevant Early Access courses.
How is Early Access delivered?
Early Access is currently only available as a PDF. As we make changes or add new chapters, the files in your PacktPub account will be updated so you can download them again or view them online immediately.
I am a Mapt subscriber, do I get Early Access?
It’s very much in our long-term plans to include this as a key part of the Mapt service. We’re currently developing this feature, and you should see it roll out soon, unfortunately it is not available yet.
How will I know when there are new chapters ready?
We’ll let you know every time there has been an update to a course that you’ve bought in Early Access. You’ll get an email to let you know there has been a new chapter, or a change to a previous chapter. The new chapters are automatically added to your account, so you can also check back there any time you’re ready and download or read them online.
Can I download the code files?
We try to ensure that all books in Packt Early Access have code available to use, download, and fork on Github. This helps us be more agile in the development of the book, and helps keep the often changing code base of new versions and new technologies as up to date as possible. Unfortunately, however, there will be rare cases when it is not possible for us to have downloadable code samples available until publication.
When we publish the book, the code files will also be available to download from the Packtpub.com website.
Where can I send feedback?
If you have any feedback about the product you’re reading, or Early Access in general, then please fill out a contact form here and we’ll make sure the feedback gets to the right team.
How accurate is the publication date?
The publication date is as accurate as we can be at any point in the project. Unfortunately, delays can happen. Often those delays are out of our control, such as changes to the technology code base or delays in the tech release. We do our best to give you an accurate estimate of the publication date at any given time, and as more chapters are delivered, the more accurate the delivery date will become.
What if an Early Access course is cancelled?
Projects are rarely cancelled, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. If an Early Access course is cancelled or excessively delayed, you can exchange your purchase for another course. For further details, please contact us here.