Titles "Faithlife Originals ebook" refreshed each month?

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Joshua Tan | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 1 2018 9:10 AM

Sean:

Sean:

On a similar line, I went ahead and got my free "classics" book--a series I'm trying to complete before my subscription runs out. This is the first time doing it through ebooks.faithlife.com rather than logos.com The author (Francis Hall) was not listed in the side bar results narrower. I had to search manually for him, but the coupon did work in checkout after I found the volume.

This new store interface seems to have a lot of problems and is rather offputting to more serious users.

This problem persists this month.

The new store interface is, sadly, found wanting. 

Here's another complaint: I can't sort by price.

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 1 2018 9:20 AM

Yikes! Where did all the choices go. I wish there were some more

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EX | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 1 2018 10:18 AM

I agree. The selections are pretty pathetic. I already owned half of the books...

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 1 2018 10:32 AM

Joshua Tan:
Here's another complaint: I can't sort by price.

I'm not sure why you wouldn't. 

Do these links work for you?

FL originals: https://ebooks.faithlife.com/search?context=product&sortBy=price-high&limit=60&page=1&filters=Faithlife%20Ebooks%20Originals%3Aresourcetype-faithlifeebooksoriginals_Resource%20Type 

FL Classics: https://ebooks.faithlife.com/search?context=product&sortBy=price-high&limit=60&page=1&filters=Faithlife%20Ebooks%20Classics%3Aresourcetype-faithlifeebooksclassics_Resource%20Type 

(each accessed through the links on https://connect.faithlife.com/get-started , expanded to show 60 and sorted by price, highest first)

 

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PetahChristian | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 1 2018 10:54 AM

André Kamphuis:
I seem to recall that I read somewhere that the list of titles to choose a "Faithlife Original ebook" from would be refreshed each month. But it looks like I haven't seen it change since February; it's still the same list.

I'm seeing some of the same books that have been previously offered, going as far back as February. The number of unowned books to choose from becomes even more limited, once you take previous months' free original ebooks into account.

Can FL confirm that only a few books get changed, while most others remain the same?

Any chance we could get a completely different list of FL original books to choose from every month?

Thank you!

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 1 2018 11:14 AM

NB.Mick:

Joshua Tan:
Here's another complaint: I can't sort by price.

I'm not sure why you wouldn't. 

I can confirm the issue, at least using Safari on macOS and iOS. Switching to Chrome worked for me. 

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doc | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 1 2018 12:43 PM

PetahChristian:

André Kamphuis:
I seem to recall that I read somewhere that the list of titles to choose a "Faithlife Original ebook" from would be refreshed each month. But it looks like I haven't seen it change since February; it's still the same list.

I'm seeing some of the same books that have been previously offered, going as far back as February. The number of unowned books to choose from becomes even more limited, once you take previous months' free original ebooks into account.

Can FL confirm that only a few books get changed, while most others remain the same?

Any chance we could get a completely different list of FL original books to choose from every month?

Thank you!

The offerings are slim indeed, only for for me to choose from and if they swap out the three remaining titles i don't own next month, I could end up with nothing in the list. With such a small list it is hit and miss. Now to work out which of the four two choose from as there is no standout choice.

When it comes to the classic e-books I'm down to 20 that are in English I can choose from, 36 i you add in the Spanish titles - I might have to start learning Spanish soon - so that an even lower hit rate from that list.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 1 2018 2:00 PM

JT (alabama24):
I can confirm the issue, at least using Safari on macOS and iOS. Switching to Chrome worked for me. 

Actually, I have discovered that it is an account problem (unique to some users, including me). Chrome broke when I signed in, and was "fixed" again when I signed out. 

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Celeste Fiorillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 1 2018 2:19 PM

We're looking into this issue. It'll be a little trickier to pinpoint because it only affects some users.

As JT pointed out, the links and "Sort by" work when you are signed out - I know that's not an ideal workaround, but I wanted to let you know. 

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Gordon Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 1 2018 2:57 PM

James McAdams:

I added the EEC Ezra & Nehemiah volume from the list this morning (with the code manually altered for this month) and then proceeded to refresh the page roughly once every 15-20 minutes for the next 7 hours till I could get the code to work.

I spotted that someone else had managed to get just that volume a few minutes ago for free on Facebook, so decided to try removing and adding it to see if that helped, only to discover that it's been removed from the list. Gutted. No idea how the other fella managed it!

I too tried to use the May code earlier today, unsuccessfully, with a book that was on the list at that time but has now vanished (Lexham Methods: Literary Approaches).

It is frustrating to be told that you can choose any book from a list, only for the code not to work and then for the book to be removed from the list. Even more frustratingly, the only other book on the list I considered was the EEC Ezra & Nehemiah commentary which has also disappeared. Sad

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Celeste Fiorillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 1 2018 3:16 PM

Gordon Jones:
It is frustrating to be told that you can choose any book from a list, only for the code not to work and then for the book to be removed from the list.

You're right - that wasn't a smooth transition this morning. We had an issue where some of the April books stayed on the list longer than they should have - they didn't qualify for the May discount and then were removed from the list. The team met today and we are working on a better solution for the May/June swap. Sorry for the frustration. 

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Andrew116 | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 1 2018 3:28 PM

So it looks like it is the books from last month, minus a couple including the one I wanted to get. 

Why are the choices so limited this month?

could someone list what has been added to the options this month?

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James McAdams | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 1 2018 3:31 PM

Gordon Jones:

I too tried to use the May code earlier today, unsuccessfully, with a book that was on the list at that time but has now vanished (Lexham Methods: Literary Approaches).

That was my second choice! I know it wasn’t a huge list but it’s kinda fun to know we had our eyes on the same two titles. Also oddly reassuring that we had the same problem/feelings.

Anywho, I was kinda hoping to get some of Kuyper’s works eventually, so I wasn’t totally without options. It was a fairly frustrating to realise I’d wasted that much time on something that fell through, but the first of the month with Faithlife‘s sites always has enough going on to keep me happier on balance.

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Nathan Parker | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 1 2018 3:35 PM

Are the Faithlife Originals coupons good for ANY singular Lexham Press book, or is it only select books on a list?

I was hoping to use my coupon codes to slowly build out EEC each month. :-)

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doc | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 1 2018 4:45 PM

Nathan Parker:

Are the Faithlife Originals coupons good for ANY singular Lexham Press book, or is it only select books on a list?

I was hoping to use my coupon codes to slowly build out EEC each month. :-)

You can only use them on a select list of books Nathan.  It's not a free for all on all Lexham Press books.

This month's list, now updated can be found here:

https://ebooks.faithlife.com/search?context=product&sortBy=bestselling&limit=15&filters=Faithlife%20Ebooks%20Originals%3Aresourcetype-faithlifeebooksoriginals_Resource%20Type

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Joshua Tan | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 1 2018 8:34 PM

Thanks for the confirmation, JT & Celeste.

The current list is short enough to not require any sorting. Just pointing out (along with others) that more work has to be done on the FL search page before it's ready for prime time.

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Gordon Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 1 2018 11:14 PM

James McAdams:

Gordon Jones:

I too tried to use the May code earlier today, unsuccessfully, with a book that was on the list at that time but has now vanished (Lexham Methods: Literary Approaches).

That was my second choice! I know it wasn’t a huge list but it’s kinda fun to know we had our eyes on the same two titles. Also oddly reassuring that we had the same problem/feelings.

YesSmile

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Gordon Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 1 2018 11:21 PM

Celeste Fiorillo:

Gordon Jones:
It is frustrating to be told that you can choose any book from a list, only for the code not to work and then for the book to be removed from the list.

You're right... we are working on a better solution for the May/June swap. Sorry for the frustration. 

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Nathan Parker | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 2 2018 1:28 PM

doc:

Nathan Parker:

Are the Faithlife Originals coupons good for ANY singular Lexham Press book, or is it only select books on a list?

I was hoping to use my coupon codes to slowly build out EEC each month. :-)

You can only use them on a select list of books Nathan.  It's not a free for all on all Lexham Press books.

This month's list, now updated can be found here:

https://ebooks.faithlife.com/search?context=product&sortBy=bestselling&limit=15&filters=Faithlife%20Ebooks%20Originals%3Aresourcetype-faithlifeebooksoriginals_Resource%20Type

Sounds good. Thanks for the info. I can get to the new list, but now the code generator isn't working for me to get my Free Book Code.

Thanks!

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Celeste Fiorillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 2 2018 2:14 PM

Nathan Parker:

Sounds good. Thanks for the info. I can get to the new list, but now the code generator isn't working for me to get my Free Book Code.

Thanks!

Our page reverted to an older state with incorrect codes - sorry about that.

We'll get that fixed right away.

[EDIT: Page is updated now.]

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