My two most recent books on Delphi, Delphi 2007 Handbook and Delphi 2009 Handbook are now available in PDF format, for anyone who doesn't qualify to get them free of charge from Embarcadero Technologies. Some registered users of Delphi 2007 and registered users of Delphi 2009, plus developers who downloaded the RAS Studio 2009 trial for a given period of time, got these ebooks for free. However, developers still on older versions of Delphi or anyone who recently migrated from Delphi 5/6/7 to Delphi 2010 don't qualify for Embarcadero special offer. Since the books cover new features of each version, if you are moving to Delphi 2010 from "classic"  versions of the product, you'll find a lot of useful information in them.

Granted these books can certainly be found online at some illegal download sites, but I feel it is relevant to provide anyone the option to buy a legal version of the PDF, in case they don't want to pay the extra costs for printing and shipping the paper versions of these books. Prices are about 50% of the printed version if you include shipping and handling. The "Delphi 2007 eHandbook" is available at 25 USD, while the "Delphi 2009 eHandbook" is priced at 30 USD. If you buy one and add the second to the cart, you'll get 3 USD off.

There is an introductory offer that gives you 5 USD off each book using the MARCOEBOOK coupon [Updated: this was wrong in the original posting, very sorry about that] . This discount coupon expires on December 1st, 2009: feel free to pass it around to any of your friends! If you buy both ebooks with this coupon you end up paying 42 USD, that is less than 30 Euros at the moment. That's for two ebooks of over 600 pages, combined. Of course, both books are and still will remain available in printed format at and The only thing I cannot offer, at least for now, is a cross promotion between the printed and electronic versions.

In order to publish these ebooks, I opened an online shop managed by They offer a very powerful and flexible online shop, manage all sales (including tax-related issues), seem very responsive, provide the download mechanism, have a very configurable system (well, possibly even too much, as you easily get lost in the options). They even ask for a more limited fee than most other sites. So I've decided to give this site a go, while finishing an ebook offer for the Delphi 2010 Handbook, which should be ready quite soon. Let me have any feedback related to your online experience with, both when buying my ebooks and with other products you shopped for on their site.

As an addition, I'm thinking of offering Amazon Kindle support, now that you can also buy ebooks using the free Kindle for PC, but Amazon's 50% commission on sales is somewhat discouraging me.