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Pre-order the new Gwulo book, get special offers

29th Nov 2018 Update: The pre-launch offer has finished, so normal book pricing now applies. But you can still download the free sample pages from the book, and overseas readers can still order two or more copies delivered to the same address to get free shipping. Click for details.


Four pre-order offers as we get close to the launch of the new Volume 2: special price, free shipping, signed copies, and a free sample.


Special price

The book's list price will be HK$168, but regular readers can pre-order copies on or before 28th November at HK$150.

Please click a "Pre-order ..." link below to pre-order your book(s). Payment can be made online using a Paypal account or a credit card. Readers with a Hong Kong bank account also have the option to pay by bank transfer, or HK$ cheque.


Free shipping

All deliveries to Hong Kong addresses are shipped free of charge.

Overseas orders are very welcome. If you live overseas, you can also get free shipping if you order two or more copies of the book to be delivered to the same address. (Copies of Volume 1 also count, so order two or more copies of any combination of Volumes 1 & 2 and you'll get free international shipping.)

Overseas orders for a single book pay the airmail postage rate. The cost of airmail varies by country, and will be shown to you before you confirm payment for your order.


Signed copy?

If you'd like your copy to be signed, that's easy to arrange. When you've placed your order you'll receive an order confirmation email. Please reply to that with a message "Request signed copy", and I'll take care of it.

The standard signature is "With best wishes, David", but if you'd like something different just let me know.

Gwulo book - Volume 2 - Front cover


Free sample

You'e seen the cover, but if you'd like a look inside please click here to download a PDF sample of pages from the book.



Orders will start shipping as soon as the printed books are delivered from the printer. The printer is expected to deliver the printed books on "the last few days of November, or the first few days of December".

Many overseas customers will want to receive their books in time for Christmas, to give as presents. Based on last year's experience, orders placed on or before 10th of December should arrive before Christmas.

Gwulo book - Volume 2 - Back cover


If anything isn't clear, or if you have any questions, please let me know in the comments below, or contact me at




Several people have asked how to order one of each volume. Here are the steps:

1. Go to the page for Volume 1 and click the "Buy This" button. When the pop-up window appears, click "Continue shopping". 

2. Scroll up to the top of the page to see your shopping cart, and check that Volume 1 has been added.

3. If you need to add a copy of Volume 2, go to the page for Volume 2 and click the "Buy This" button. When the pop-up window appears, click "Continue shopping". 

4. Check your shopping cart has one of each Volume. If you need to make any corrections, you can make changes to the content of your shopping cart. If all is correct, please go to the Checkout page.

If anything isn't clear, please let me know.