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Bet on Black: Part 1 now available for download for Shacknews Mercury subscribers

Bet on Black: Part 1 now available for download for Shacknews Mercury subscribers

Mercury subscribers can download a .zip containing Bet on Black in epub and PDF formats.

David Craddock

Greetings, Shack!

Last week, I launched the first installment of Bet on Black: How Microsoft and Xbox Changed Pop Culture, my newest long read for Shacknews. I needed extra time to tidy up formatting issues and build an epub and PDF of the book. Now that that's finished, I'm pleased to announce that Mercury subscribers can download a .zip containing the book in both formats.

If you haven't taken advantage of this Mercury perk yet, here's how to grab your free books:

  1. On the Shack's front page, click the "Long Reads" button next to Latest Stories on the left.
  2. Click Bet on Black: How Microsoft and Xbox Changed Pop Culture, Part 1.
  3. After the title page loads, you'll notice three buttons. Click Download to nab the .zip file.

You can now read Bet on Black on your computer, smartphone, and/or tablet of your choice!

As a reminder, Mercury is Shacknews' subscription service that offers perks to subscribers. While anyone can read our long reads on the website, subscribing to Mercury for as little as $1 per month entitles you to digital copies. Besides Bet on Black, long reads that currently offer digital files include:

(You'll be able to download digital copies of Ascendant: The Rise and Fall of Tomb Raider and Lara CroftTerraform: The Making of Doom 64, Work From Quarantine: How COVID-19 Has Upended Game Development, and Stairway to Badass: The Making and Remaking of Doom soon.)

As always, thank you for supporting my work, and for supporting Shacknews.

Happy reading!

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