The current promotion below has ended but here’s a new one, through April 20.
Yes, this new patient engagement handbook, about which Eric Topol said “This book will unquestionably help many individuals become more active and fully engaged in their health care” and @Berci said “Every medical student must read this book.” A free download, two days only.
Get it here! Wednesday update: We appear to be crashing the site – sometimes it says “site not available” – sorry, please try again after a while! The correct URL is indeed www.eburon.nl/tedxnijmegen?language_code=en
But also, read the fine print. Here:
The fine print:
- This is a free “preview edition.” It has bugs. (Yes, an ebook can have bugs!) Some hot-links don’t work, and the endnotes will be improved.
- When the final version is ready, you can download it. (You’ll register on the site.)
- This is the .ePub format, not Kindle. Yes, there will be a Kindle edition (sooner than I expected). In the shopping cart, you’ll get a link to download the .ePub file. You’ll also get an email containing links to both the epub and the .mobi file (for Kindle).
What? Free eBook?
Last week you said NO eBook yet!
Yeah, I know. Let me tell you about my Dutch buddy @LucienEngelen.
Around him, things ALWAYS tip to the Crazy end of the scale – and then the world changes.
- He created the TEDx Maastricht event in 2011 where I did my now-famous talk, which ended with the chant “Let Patients Help.”
- He did that event again in 2012, then moved it to his home town of Nijmegen, an hour from Amsterdam. TEDx Nijmegen is happening today.
- He loves this book, and convinced me to make it a free download during the conference.
- The good people at Eburon.NL rushed the conversion over the weekend(!) and put it on their site. (Lucien has fast-moving friends.)
- As we talked, the idea grew – to all of Holland, for 2 days, so people could download it when they get home.
- Then I said “We can’t say no to my buddies elsewhere.”
So here we are: free for ANYONE, anywhere in the world, until midnight Tuesday, Dutch time. That’s 6 pm Tuesday Boston time, 3 pm Tuesday in California, etc. Go get it now! And tell friends.
ePub? What’s that? How do I read it?
You’re on your own here – I googled “free epub reader” and found one for my Android, one for my iPad (iBooks is the one to get, they say), and I think Kindles can read ePub too. But I really don’t know enough to give advice… but the book is free today, so grab it and figure it out later!
If you know about ePub, speak up in the comments!
Yeah, like everything Lucien does, we’re diving in, not yet knowing what it will take. But committed to change.