Take Control eBooks

Take Control ebooks provide the real-world help you need now, covering the latest Apple-related tech, and offering a long backlist about older topics. Each Take Control title is a true ebook, featuring a hot-linked table of contents and quick start, internal and Web links, and a layout that’s designed for a screen. Each ebook comes with an Ebook Extras link that gives you any free updates plus any format—PDF, EPUB, or Mobipocket. Free sample chapters are available for download before purchasing. Prices for non-members typically range from US$5 to US$20 per title.

MUG Discount

Continuing the welcome tradition started by TidBITS publishers Adam and Tonya Engst to generously provide 30% discount on all purchases by Apple User Group members, new publisher Joe Kissell honours that same discount. Enter this coupon code when ordering—your discount will take effect during checkout:


Browse the Take Control EBooks Catalog. Categories include:

  • Mac OS X
  • Macintosh Maintenance & Troubleshooting
  • Apple Applications
  • Networking, AirPort, Wi-Fi and Internet
  • iPad, iPhone, iPod & iTunes, Digital TV
  • and more.

Details of new eBooks are published from time to time in the monthly email newsletter to AMUG Sydney members.

Who publishes the Take Control series?

alt concepts inc. now publishes the Take Control series. Headed by Joe Kissell, alt concepts purchased the Take Control series on May 1, 2017 from the founding publishers, Adam and Tonya Engst of TidBITS.
To learn more about the change in ownership and the transition for customers, see this blog post: