Envato enhances eBook library with A Book Apart, Smashing Magazine partnerships

Envato Tuts+, one of the world's leading education ecosystems for digital creatives and web designers, has expanded its eBook library thanks to new partnerships with A Book Apart and Smashing Magazine.

The partnerships will see Tuts+ license the full eBook libraries of both publications for all Envato Elements and Tuts+ subscribers.

Subscribers will receive download access to the entire Smashing Magazine library of eBooks in perpetuity, and read online access for the next two years will be provided to all the A Book Apart books.

In adding the 55 current publications from Smashing and 26 from A Book Apart, the Envato Tuts+ eBook library will stand at nearly 250 items.

Of the A Book Apart publications added to the collection, topics range from responsive design and content strategy through to colour management, Javascript and HTML5. Meanwhile,  Smashing Magazine’s collection covers all aspects of website design, from coding and graphics to UX and mobile.

Joel Bankhead, Tuts+ Courses and Content Manager, said the expansion of the Envato Tuts+ eBook library would ensure the platform remains at the forefront of providing high quality, hyper relevant reference material for those who work in online design fields.

“With these two partnerships in place, we have a fantastic collection of top quality design and web design eBooks available for designers to draw inspiration and learnings from,” he said.

“It builds on our existing popular content in the fields of design and web design and ensures we continue to strive for success in our mission to be the web’s most complete, community-driven creative ecosystem where, with any skill level, you can make beautiful and engaging creative content."

The CEO of A Book Apart, Katel LeDû said Tuts+ was a natural partner for the A Book Apart community. “We’ve been looking for ways to reach more people who are curious about working in tech, or who are just getting started in the industry, and in Tuts+ we have found a partner that shares in our mission to help people learn exactly what they need in order to get to work.”

“We know how dedicated Envato is to sharing high-quality resources with their community, and we are excited for the opportunity to take part in that.”

Ms LeDû said the new partnership was an exciting one that would provide benefits across the spectrum of the web design community. “A Book Apart started as a small project sprung from the foundation that sharing the insights and knowledge of passionate folks working in the field, presented through an engaging narrative, would make learning about working on the web accessible to everyone.

“We are beyond excited to share our books and our mission with a community as driven and curious as the one Tuts+ has cultivated. We hope we can help our passionate readers discover and explore what Envato has to offer, and to become members of an ever-growing community in the process,” she concluded.

Smashing Magazine’s CEO Markus Seyfferth said the new agreement will provide web designers of all stages of their career with access to the best learnings they can find. "A Book Apart's titles and Smashing Magazine’s book titles work perfectly together, and Envato Tuts+ is the ideal place to combine these eBooks.”

“This is an excellent example of what a collaboration of publishing houses spread all over the world can achieve, each with their own very active and international community. We all strive to make the web more accessible, performant, and a little bit better every day. We’re very happy to be a part of it!"

Now in its tenth year, Envato Tuts+ continues to be one of the web’s premier sites for teaching code, design and web design, with more than 24,000 free tutorials and 1,000 video courses on everything from mastering logo design, to building web apps in React. Publishing content from a diverse community of hundreds of instructors, the focus of Tuts+ remains on helping people make a living doing what they love.

Not content with just reaching the English speaking world, Tuts+ has also embarked on an ambitious community-driven translation project over the last three years and published more than 14,000 translations in 43 different languages.

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