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Jack's AutoHotkey E-Book Library

If You Seek a Wealth of Information about AutoHotkey and How It Works, You Can't Go Wrong with Jack's AutoHotkey E-Book Library. See the Benefits! Plus, Coming Soon!—More on the Future AutoHotkey Version 2.0 Release

I always maintain a number of irons in the fire—all AutoHotkey. With three books in the works (two new and one major rewrite), plus regular blogging about AutoHotkey at Jack's AutoHotkey Blog, I find no shortage of things to do.

For the convenience of AutoHotkey users, I put my AutoHotkey books into library bundles:

AutoHotkey Mega Bundle Library

ComputorEdge AutoHotkey E-BooksIf you don't know which AutoHotkey e-books to get or which reading format is best for you, you can get all the books in all three formats in one Mega Library Bundle. This bundle includes each of Jack's nine AutoHotkey books in all three digital formats:  EPUB format (iPad, Nook, Kobo, etc.), the MOBI format (Amazon Kindle) and the Adobe PDF format for printing on letter size paper and putting in a notebook for easy review and notetaking when away from your computer or other reading device.

These books act as great resource for learning or as references for the free AutoHotkey software—absolutely the best free Windows utility software ever! You can create power tools for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

Current List of AutoHotkey Mega Bundle Library Books:
  • Why AutoHotkey? How Free AutoHotkey Adds Power to Your Windows PC and Provides You Important Brain Food!
  • Jack's New Beginner's Guide to AutoHotkey (2018)
  • AutoHotkey Tricks You Ought To Do With Windows!
  • Beginning AutoHotkey Hotstrings: A Practical Guide for Creative AutoCorrection, Text Expansion, and Text Replacement
  • Digging Deeper Into AutoHotkey
  • Beginning Tips for Writing AutoHotkey Scripts
  • AutoHotkey Hotkeys: Tips, Tricks, Techniques, and Best Practices for Automating Your Windows Computers with Hotkey Combinations
  • AutoHotkey Applications: Ideas and Tips for Writing Practical AutoHotkey Scripts
  • A Beginner's Guide to Using Regular Expressions in AutoHotkey
AutoHotkey Starter Bundle Library

Beginning BundleIf you're just starting out, but don't want to commit to the entire library, this bundle gives you the boost you need. Get these beginning books in all three formats in one Starter Deal! This bundle includes each of Jack's beginning AutoHotkey books in all three digital formats:  EPUB format (iPad, Nook, Kobo, etc.), the MOBI format (Amazon Kindle) and the Adobe PDF format for printing on letter size paper and putting in a notebook for easy review and notetaking when away from your computer or other reading device. These are greatbooks for learning how to use the free AutoHotkey software—absolutely the best free Windows utility software ever! Createpower tools for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

Current List of AutoHotkey Starter Bundle Library Books:
  • Why AutoHotkey? How Free AutoHotkey Adds Power to Your Windows PC and Provides You Important Brain Food!
  • Jack's New Beginner's Guide to AutoHotkey (2018)
  • AutoHotkey Tricks You Ought To Do With Windows!
  • Beginning AutoHotkey Hotstrings: A Practical Guide for Creative AutoCorrection, Text Expansion, and Text Replacement
  • Digging Deeper Into AutoHotkey
  • Beginning Tips for Writing AutoHotkey Scripts
AutoHotkey Intermediate Bundle Library

Intermediate AutoHotkey BundleDon't Know Which AutoHotkey E-Book to Get or Which E-Book Format is Best for You? Get Jack's Intermediate Level Books in All Three Formats in One Mega-Deal!
This bundle includes each of Jack's three AutoHotkey books in all three digital formats, plus the AutoHotkey Tricks book with indexes from all books:  EPUB format (iPad, Nook, Kobo, etc.), the MOBI format (Amazon Kindle) and the Adobe PDF format for printing on letter size paper and putting in a notebook for easy review and notetaking when away from your computer or other reading device.
Great Books for Learning (or as References for) the Free AutoHotkey Software — Absolutely the Best Free Windows Utility Software Ever! Create Power Tools for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

Current List of AutoHotkey Intermediate Bundle Library Books:
  • AutoHotkey Tricks You Ought To Do With Windows!
  • AutoHotkey Hotkeys: Tips, Tricks, Techniques, and Best Practices for Automating Your Windows Computers with Hotkey Combinations
  • AutoHotkey Applications: Ideas and Tips for Writing Practical AutoHotkey Scripts
  • A Beginner's Guide to Using Regular Expressions in AutoHotkey
You'll find these AutoHotkey books available at the ComputorEdge E-Books site on topics ranging from an introductory level Beginner's Guide to a little more complex AutoHotkey Windows scripting, such as, AutoHotkey Applications and Using Regular Expressions in AutoHotkey. Year by year, that number increases by adding new books. While continuing with the new books, I've shifted part of my focus to updating the older books by adding examples of the new AutoHotkey Version 2.0. I plan to increase the versatility of the library regardless of whether readers ultimately decide to upgrade to V2.0 or stick with the current reliable V1.1. If you own one of the AutoHotkey Library Bundles, then you can get these new rewrites with V2.0 examples absolutely free. (See the 2018 release of Jack's New Beginner's Guide to AutoHotkey.)

When people buy the complete bundle, they don't need to know which book to start with or decide which format works best for them (EPUB for most eReaders and any computer, MOBI for loading onto Amazon Kindles, and PDF for either printing on regular size notebook paper or reading on almost any electronic device or computer—although smartphones and eReaders can prove a little awkward for reading PDFs). In the bundle, readers get every format available for each book. But, many people other benefits automatically come with the purchasd of a complete library.

ComputorEdge AutoHotkey Library Benefits

I take a personal interest in my readers and their AutoHotkey problems. I want to make the buying process as easy as possible while offering the most benefits. That's why beyond the reduced price I give library owners, ComputorEdge E-Books offers the following benefits:

Free Updates and New Editions


  When you purchase a ComputorEdge AutoHotkey Library Bundle, you're automatically signed up as a Lifetime Member of that library. You will never need to pay for the books included in that bundle ever again—regardless of how many new editions or updates occur—even if the price goes up for newer editions or rewrites. You get them all. The only time you might need to make a new purchase is when a totally new book gets published. (Even then, as an AutoHotkey Library Member, you can add the book to your collection at a reduced price not available anywhere else—including Amazon.)

Lifetime Downloads and Updates


 Each AutoHotkey Library Member initially gets two downloads for each book and format—that's currently a total of 54 downloads for the Mega Bundle. The second download acts as a contingency in case you run into a problem with your first download. Some people occasionally encounter difficulties downloading to mobile devices or browsers with an inappropriate setup. Even if readers use up all the initial downloads, they can get more by merely contacting me. I personally help them work through any difficulties and add more downloads to the account. I only need to know their name, invoice number, or e-mail address.

I confess that ComputorEdge E-Books staff consists of only one person—me. I do it all, so when you make contact, you communicate directly with me. For that reason, you may face a slight delay in my response (sometimes, in the middle of the night, I'm actually asleep). But, I assure you that I will take care of any issue as soon as I know of it. Sometimes, I fix things from my smartphone—even when on the road.

Discounts on New Books


With new books on the horizon (currently two), I want to make sure that Library Members get the same advantage for a new book as when they made their original bundle purchase. For that reason, rather than paying full price, they are eligible for a discount on any new book added to the bundle they purchased. For example, one of the works-in-progress includes a plethora of uncategorized AutoHotkey tips—including unpublished material no longer available on the Web. I'm thinking of calling it Jack's Motley Assortment of AutoHotkey Tips—my biggest book yet. In fact, it's so huge that I can't even offer it on Amazon.

After adding a new book to an AutoHotkey Library Bundle, the price of that package increases slightly—reflecting a change much less than the full retail value of the book. A Library Member need only pay the difference between the original heavily discounted bundle and the new bundle to add the new book to their collection. To get the discount on the new book, the Library Member orders the book (the three-format group), adding a comment to the order stating their previous ownership of a Library and the invoice number and e-mail address. I then reduce the price of the new purchase before capturing the credit card payment by the difference between the price of the old bundle cost and the new bundle. For PayPal transactions, I can refund the difference at any time after the order. I do attempt to identify orders from Library Members, but a comment stating Library ownership accompanying the new order makes identifying them much easier.

Free Major Rewrites for the Upcoming AutoHotkey Version 2.0


Beginner's Guide I find myself in a quandary. I see AutoHotkey version 2.0 on the horizon and have no idea how it will impact the current version of AutoHotkey. I don't know when it might arrive nor how many people will accept it. Users won't find the conversion from V1.1 to V2.0 merely a matter of upgrading. Almost all AutoHotkey script will need rewriting.

I could keep my head in the sand and continue addressing only V1.1—which, as a Windows utility, works great. Or, I can start preparing myself for the change—which may or may not ever come. (I've done enough testing of the alpha version of AutoHotkey V2.0 to say that it's pretty, pretty good. At least, I haven't run into any significant problems—yet.) I have no idea when the powers-that-be might release a beta version of 2.0—much less a major release to the AutoHotkey community. I've decided to take the latter route of forging ahead as if the future of V2.0 is a fait accompli.

I've published a total rewrite of my Beginner's Guide to AutoHotkey. In addition to including my growing years of experience with AutoHotkey, I inserted tons of V2.0 examples which parallel the V1.1 examples. I don't advocate moving to V2.0 right now, but owners of this book hold a major advantage when (and if) they decide to make the transition. Even more advanced AutoHotkey users may find this new rewrite of the Beginner's Guide helpful for understanding how V2.0 changes AutoHotkey.

This book represents a totally new writing of the original Beginner's Guide (not a new edition)—completely replacing it. That means anyone who purchased the book on Amazon (or elsewhere) will need to pony up again for the new book. Not so for anyone who purchased the book at ComputorEdge E-Books. At ComputorEdge E-Books, the new Beginner's Guide became the replacement download via the original link which buyers received in the download e-mail when they first purchased the book.

As a AutoHotkey Library Member (or a previous purchaser of the Beginner's Guide from ComputorEdge E-Books), you can get the new rewritten Beginner's Guide, by downloading it again.

"What if I've used up all my downloads?" No problem! Just use the contact form at Jack's AutoHotkey Blog or at ComputorEdge E-Books and include your invoice number, name, or the original e-mail address. (I can look up your Library purchase from your e-mail address.) I'll personally increase your number of downloads.

In fact, as an AutoHotkey Library Member, I will be happy to address any other issues or question you have. While exploring AutoHotkey V2.0, I plan to rewrite virtually all the books in today's AutoHotkey Library. It will take me quite a while to get through them all, but as I do, Library Members will qualify to get each of those new books as they come out—no matter how long it takes—totally free.

Books Not Available Elsewhere


AutoHotkey Applications Most people may have not noticed, but you can only get the book AutoHotkey Applications at the ComputorEdge E-Books site. I would make it available on Amazon except the arbitrary pricing Amazon imposes on independent authors, plus the unreasonable download fee charged to independent publishers makes it impractical to use Amazon for larger, more comprehensive books—especially those loaded with graphics—such as the numerous GUI images in AutoHotkey Applications.

The same reasoning applies to my forthcoming book containing a motley assortment of AutoHotkey tips—including numerous techniques not currently found on any of my Web sites. In its current rough form, the book already outstrips the size of any of my other books—including AutoHotkey Applications. It will only grow as I include many new V2.0 examples. Therefore, I can only make it available exclusively at ComputorEdge E-Books. Eventually, the expanded AutoHotkey Library will certainly include the new book at a discounted price for Library Members.

No Digital Copy Protection


Perhaps I lose a lot of sales because I don't apply digital copy protection to my e-books. Once someone downloads a book, he or she can freely move it to any other device or computer by merely copying it or even e-mailing it to the other reading apparatus. I could easily add encoding to better control book distribution, but I operate under the theory that people who pirate digital products would never pay for them in the first place. Why make it a hassle for the reasonable people who understand offering value for value? I want my readers to read my books on any of their devices whenever and wherever they like. Therefore, I add no copy protection to any of the books. I depend upon my readers' sense of fair play.

If someone happens upon a copy of one of my books floating around in cyberspace and accidentally derives useful information from it, I would hope that he or she would take the time to purchase their own copy—ideally from ComputorEdge E-Books. However, if the book doesn't assist in the person's AutoHotkey endeavors, then I don't expect any form of remuneration. After all, I should only get paid when I actually deliver value.

Reader Support


All you have to do is ask. If you have a problem with ComputorEdge E-Books site, any purchase, the content of any book, or just want a little guidance, please feel free to contact me. I may not have an answer to some of your questions, but I'll make every attempt to point you in the right direction. For example, I recently received an inquiry from a Library Member who had experienced a hard drive crash losing all of his copies of my AutoHotkey books. In fact, he couldn't even remember which e-mail address he had used. I was able to look up his order, add more downloads, and resend the download e-mail restoring all of his books with the latest versions.

ComputorEdge AutoHotkey Library Benefits


Whether just starting your AutoHotkey journey or merely looking for an AutoHotkey reference collection, you'll find a ComputorEdge AutoHotkey Library something worth having on you e-book shelf. Plus, it grows as you grow.

 Jack