Ruby on Rails Tutorial Print Edition + Amazon reviews

Dec 6, 2016 • posted by Michael Hartl

I’ve got an exciting announcement and a big request (with a big offer) for you all.

First the announcement: The print edition of the Ruby on Rails Tutorial book is out! You can buy it now on

This is great news for anyone who likes good old-fashioned hard copies of books—and for anyone who’s looking for a nice heavy present to put under the Christmas tree.

Ruby on Rails Tutorial print edition

The Rails Tutorial print edition has actually been out since last month, but I’ve been delaying the announcement because Amazon keeps running out of copies.

This is a good problem to have, of course, but it’s definitely an inconvenience when making announcements. And in fact they’re still running out—as of this writing there are only 5 copies left in stock!

But you can delay an announcement only so long, especially with the holiday season upon us.

There are more copies coming, though, so don’t worry—if you order now, you’ll get your copy ASAP.

Now for the request (with a big offer).

When a new book edition comes out, one unfortunate side-effect is that the number of Amazon reviews gets reset to 0. This means the nearly 200 reviews of the 3rd edition—including over 170 5-star reviews—are all gone!

In order to rebuild this review count, I’m hoping some of you will be able to help out by leaving new reviews for the 4th edition (Rails 5):

  1. Leave a review at the Rails Tutorial website.

  2. Leave the same review at Amazon to help rebuild the review count.

As a special bonus, if you leave your Rails Tutorial website review within the next week you’ll receive a free month in the Learn Enough Society (a $29 value). This membership gets you access to all the enhanced Learn Enough tutorials (including Command Line, Text Editor, Git, and HTML), plus streaming videos for the full Ruby on Rails Tutorial. Current Society members will get a free month added to their membership.

(Note that Step #1 is not necessary to get the free month in the Learn Enough Society, but completing Step #2 by leaving a review at Amazon is greatly appreciated.)

Thanks for all your support, and I hope you enjoy the new Ruby on Rails Tutorial print edition!

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