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Book & eBook: Tesla Model S – Best Car Ever!

Book & eBook: Tesla Model S – Best Car Ever!

Our new book on the Model S is finally available!

Explore the revolutionary Tesla Model S with this comprehensive, illustrated book. Discover how the Model S was created from conception through production and how to get the most out of your Model S. We reveal it all with stunning photos, informative technical details, unusual cool facts, handy tips, photo timelines and much more. And of course, we’ll show you why it’s the Best Car Ever!

To view sample pages, the table of contents, get more information or find out how to buy a copy, go to:
http://teslatap.com/books/

This is the one book you need if you’re a Model S owner, considering buying a Model S, or have one on your wish list! It’s also the perfect gift for any Model S fan.

Specs: 224 pages, Full color, Offset printed, Over 200 photos, ISBN 978-0-9860689-0-4, MSRP $24.99, Width 8.5”, Height 5.5”, Curb weight 1.2 lbs., Emission free, Touch compatible, High fidelity, Limited edition, Manufactured in the USA.

The eBook edition (two parts) is also available on Apple's iBook store:
Model S - Best Car Ever! - Part 1
Model S - Best Car Ever! - Part 2

negarholger | November 20, 2013

nice

firerock | November 20, 2013

Congrats!

shop | November 20, 2013

Looks good, now I know what to tell my wife to buy me for Christmas!

mathiasc | November 20, 2013

How to buy in europe? Tried Amazon.com but they dont ship the book to sweden...

thranx | November 20, 2013

What...no leather-bound, signed & numbered limited editions? Publisher is missing a bet.

TeslaTap.com | November 20, 2013

@Mathiasc - Thanks for your interest. We've enabled international sales, but this may take a few more days (assuming there is not some other limitation we're not aware of). Some inventory was shipped to the east coast that hasn't arrived yet to Amazon's distribution center there. At the moment, all sales are going out of the California center. My guess is they would ship to Europe from there.

So my guess - try next Monday. If it still is not working let me know via the contact us section: http://teslatap.com/contact-us/

mathiasc | November 20, 2013

Ok. I will try on Monday. When checking out I got the message they dont ship to my address.

Thanks!

2050project | November 20, 2013

Congrats, looks great!

ausdma | November 20, 2013

Cool.

omarsultan.ca.us | November 20, 2013

Cool--nice job.

portia | November 20, 2013

cool, I shared it on my facebook page too.

Alex K | November 20, 2013

Nice job Frank, you're a real renaissance man.

hillcountryfun | November 20, 2013

Christmas??? No way I can wait for that, book ordered!! Thanks!!

wcalvin | November 20, 2013

Error: "kWh - 1,000 Watts per hour of electricity." That would be kw/h.

Watts is already a rate (Coulombs of charge per second). What kwh means is "charge quantity equal to integrating 1000 watts over one hour."

TeslaTap.com | November 20, 2013

@wcalvin Thanks for your note. While you're correct for one form kW/h, we purposely elected to use the shorter kWh form as Tesla does throughout their site and is defined on Wikipedia. I think it's easier to read. Because of possible confusion that's one reason we define the kWh term in the front of the book.

For a few examples where Tesla uses kWh: http://www.teslamotors.com/charging#/onthego

For Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilowatt_hour

PJDoty | November 20, 2013

Very nice. I'm guessing (hoping?) you'll be kept busy with updates!

Cindy I II III | November 20, 2013

Great work! Love the timeline sample page (being a project manager). Do you offer ebook version (with videos)?

TeslaTap.com | November 20, 2013

@jeyado - Tesla is a fast moving operation! We were making changes up to the very last minute. We created an updates/errata page on our website to handle changes after the printing.

@Cindy123 - Sorry no ePub version yet. We're considering it, but it requires a major re-layout, which is quite time-consuming. We're also concerned that the high-definition images we use will not come out all that well in the ePub version. Unfortunately, ePub is not well designed for a photo heavy book like this.

AoneOne | November 20, 2013

I think you misunderstood wcalvin's note. When you say "kWh - 1,000 Watts per hour of electricity", you are certainly providing a confusing definition.

I think you meant to say:

"kWh - 1,000 Watts of electricity for one hour"

To quote the Wikipedia page you referenced:

The kilowatt-hour (symbolized kWh) is a unit of energy equivalent to one kilowatt (1 kW) of power expended for one hour.

"per hour" and "for an hour" are quite different.

TeslaTap.com | November 20, 2013

@AoneOne - you're right! I thought wcalvin wanted it changed to kW/h. I'll change it on the next printing, I've also added it to our errata page: http://teslatap.com/books/updates-and-errata/

Thanks wcalvin & AoneOne.

Brian H | November 20, 2013

Didja send a complimentary copy to Broder?

david.baird | November 20, 2013

Now I would have expected a book about an electric car to be available on Kindle ;)

Would love to buy, but Amazon.com says it won't ship to Europe... Any chance of getting stock this side of the pond?

mggurley | November 21, 2013

Just ordered a copy. Thanks

TeslaTap.com | November 21, 2013

@Brian H - No copy for Broder (unless he buys it!).

@Lycanthrope - Sorry for the issues with Europe. We're hopeful European availability will be on line by Monday November 25th. It may be the inventory needs to arrive on the East coast before it will be shipped (and it should arrive shortly). If we can't get it working we'll have to figure out something else!

NKYTA | November 21, 2013

@Tap - do send one to Broder, please!
Oh, and John Peterson too.
;-)

david.baird | November 21, 2013

I shall keep checking...

Dave

TeslaTap.com | November 22, 2013

@Lycanthrope - It's looking like it may be mid-week before Europe can order. The books are taking longer to arrive on the East coast than we anticipated.

For our Canadian friends, do to Canadian law, Amazon is not allowed to sell books from the USA to Canada. We're working on a way to order direct, and hope to have something set up before the end of the month.

cfOH | November 22, 2013

Nice. Just to clarify, this is a paperback, full-bleed color book, right?

logicalthinker | November 22, 2013

Dude, this is really REALLY tempting to buy as a coffee-table book for guests to peruse.

TeslaTap.com | November 22, 2013

@cfOH - I know your concern. Many car books we've seen are made in Asia with low quality paper.

Here are the details of the our book construction: It is a paperback with full bleed (images purposely go off the edges), 100 lb glossy paper (gift book quality), sewn binding (stronger than perfect binding).

We really went to a lot of effort to make this really high quality book. It was also printed in California, where we personally did press-checks as it was run to ensure the color accuracy and quality.

negarholger | November 22, 2013

My copy should be at my home tonight. Just work has to end...

negarholger | November 22, 2013

@TeslaTap - nice job, looks great. Now I have something to read while on vacation next week and probably learn something new about my car. Thanks for the effort you put into the book.

Getting Amped Again | November 22, 2013

Mine arrived tonight and I can attest that this would make a very nice holiday gift for any current Model S owner, or for someone thinking about getting the Grin. It's very well done.

Thanks TeslaTap!

jbunn | November 22, 2013

If you're already sending one to Broder and John Peterson, please add Mitt Romney to the list.

Burt Court | November 22, 2013

my birthday and Christmas coming up quick. Think I can drop some hints? At my age, what can family possibly buy me...8-)

Brian H | November 23, 2013

TT;
There is an Amazon Canada.

amazon.ca

Low CG | November 23, 2013

Looks like a great work!

Bighorn | November 23, 2013

Looks great and it's actually only 22.99!

TeslaTap.com | November 23, 2013

Canada is a bit of a trick. Booksellers like Amazon are not allowed to sell US books into Canada (from the US site). Amazon.ca requires separate inventory and a host of other complications. Still, this may be the best way to go. We hope to have a solution for Canada in a few weeks.

negarholger | November 23, 2013

I will bump - because the book is that good.

TeslaTap.com | November 24, 2013

@Kleist - Thanks for the plug!

Just got back from a book signing at the Tesla Cars and Coffee event in Sunnyvale at Tesla's newest store. It was nice to meet lots of fellow owners. I was surprised that more than 80% of the owners who looked at the book bought it.

One owner had a cool magnetically attached front license plate using just 3 magnets to hold it in place. When removed there are no holes. Looks like I have another project to do on my car!

negarholger | November 24, 2013

Grrh... I wanted to go to the Sunnyvale cars and coffee, but missed it.

P85D | November 24, 2013

"Best Car Ever" oh that is so debatable.

I love my Model S but it is far from being the best car ever.

After "Best Car Ever" it should say "in the opinion of the authors". Or something like "we why think this is the best car ever".

KendallPB | November 24, 2013

@G-D-H: Many books use "best" in the title, and it's very obviously the opinion of the author, editor, and/or publisher, e.g., "Best American Short Stories"--very much a matter of opinion. This doesn't need any clarification.

Brian H | November 24, 2013

It was also the intention of Musk from the beginning, and CR and MT seem to agree he probably hit the mark.

At one event, Elon qualified the phrase with "in all the dimensions that matter".

That's matter, not natter.

negarholger | November 24, 2013

@G-D-H - write a book second, third,... worst. How cares. A normal person understands that this is the authors opinion. I have several books that say "best car" ever...

"I love my Model S but it is far from being the best car ever" - the conflict is within you.

What is the best car ever for you? OK then get it and dump your love.

david.baird | November 25, 2013

²Teslatap: Still won't allow for delivery to Europe on Amazon. Can I PayPal you the money and have you send it over (incluging postage costs of course)

TeslaTap.com | November 25, 2013

Thanks for the Title defenders! Yep, it's my opinion, and the book goes on to explain why the Model S really is the Best Car Ever. I purposely picked the title to be a bit controversial, just for fun. I have no problem with someone not agreeing with me, but any reader will learn a lot about why the Model S is such an impressive car and why Tesla Motors is not just another car company.

@Lycanthrope - It should be available on the US Amazon site for shipment to most countries (except Canada). Your local non-US Amazon site apparently runs independently of the US site, and they don't list items that are not in local inventory. This may be more hassle than it's worth, but can you try it out?

I'll also set up an international page to explain this and maybe take direct orders. With luck it should be up in a day or two.

TeslaTap.com | November 25, 2013

To clarify international sales, anyone that wants to order the book outside the USA, you'll need to order it from the Amazon USA site. It is approved for international shipping.

david.baird | November 25, 2013

Nope, still won't ship to Europe... :(

"We're sorry. This item can't be shipped to your selected destination. You may either change the shipping address or delete the item from your order."

I've tried addresses in Belgium, France and England...

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