No more ‘worked examples’

A couple of years ago, not long after publishing The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies (finished and still available!), I announced a follow-up project using LeanPub. The idea that it would focus on ‘worked examples’ and be useful in the classroom. I’ve never really mustered up the energy to get it done, and given that I’m refocusing my energies, I though this would be a good time to send the following email to those who have already bought into it:

Hey everyone,

My apologies. This experiment is over and I have failed to deliver the book you signed up for. Given that LeanPub doesn’t share your email address directly with me, this is the only way I have to contact you.

I’d like to refund your purchase, so please do read on.

From the LeanPub FAQ:

> Q. What if I want to return a book? Can I get a refund?

> Leanpub has a 45-day “100% Happiness Guarantee”, which means there’s no risk in purchasing any Leanpub book, and we make it easy to get a refund if you’ve tried a book and want your money back wihtin 45 days of your purchase. To get a refund, you can login to your Leanpub account and go to your purchases page at Once there you will find a ‘Request Refund’ link at the bottom right of the book selection box.

It’s obviously been a lot more than 45 days since your purchase, so here’s what to do:

  1. Go to the following URL and click on ‘The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies: worked examples’
  2. Click on ‘Email me a receipt’
  3. Forward the email you receive to

I’ll then send the amount you paid via Paypal.

Apologies again for the inconvenience. I’m refocusing my energies on other projects.*

Doug Belshaw


Fail, and move on towards success. Rinse and repeat.