“A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting” Is Now Available on iTunes [Superseded]

[Updated July 16, 2013: Go to this post for an updated and correct account of ebook version of MSCD.]

Huzzah! The third edition of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting is now available on iTunes.

You can buy it from the iBookstore on your computer and on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. But to buy it on your computer, you’ll need to have the latest version of iTunes installed. Books you purchase from iTunes on a computer must be read with the iBooks app on an iOS device. For more information, go to this Apple support page.

At US$39, the iTunes version of the book is a bargain. And barring glitches, it features something that the print copy doesn’t have, namely hyperlinked cross-references—perhaps a couple of thousand of them. (I haven’t counted!)

I suspect that people outside the U.S. will be pleased to have the option of buying the iTunes version: if you add international shipping costs to the regular price of US$99.95, buying the print copy can get expensive. But I suspect that sheer convenience will cause some U.S. readers who own the print copy to buy the iTunes version too.

I’m embarrassed to say that I don’t own an iOS device. If you buy a copy on iTunes, please add a comment to this post saying what you think of it.

It’s likely that the book won’t be issued in any other ebook format. In particular, there won’t be a Kindle version.

By the way, for those who are considering buying the print version, you can save an additional 20% if you order it from the ABA Web Store (at this page) by August 31 and use the discount code NEWANDFAV13.

About the author

Ken Adams is the leading authority on how to say clearly whatever you want to say in a contract. He’s author of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, and he offers online and in-person training around the world. He’s also chief content officer of LegalSifter, Inc., a company that combines artificial intelligence and expertise to assist with review of contracts.