We’re counting down to the New Year with great deals, daily and weekly prizes, and a chance to score the grand prize—a full year of access to liveBook and liveVideo, as well as an iPad Pro!

How it works

  • We reveal a new deal every day on the Countdown Calendar
  • Special Monday MEGADEALS all month
  • Special offers in the Deal of the Day email alert

The Prizes

  • EVERY DAY we’re giving away one eBook or liveVideo course to a lucky Deal of the Day Email subscriber. Just open, click, and win!
  • EVERY WEEK we’re awarding ONE YEAR FULL LIVEBOOK ACCESS to that week’s top scorer in the Countdown Challenge
  • The Grand Prize will be randomly selected from the top point scorers at the end of the month!

The Countdown Challenge

Explore liveBook and earn points . It’s simple: the more you use liveBook features like search, comments, and exercises, the more points you’ll earn.

Register to win!

Sign up for the Deal of the Day email alert, and we’ll send you a Countdown to 2020 with deals along with a chance to win prizes every day!

  • Where does my email address go?
  • Your address will be added to the Deal of the Day email list. We send email to this list daily. You will always find an opt-out link on our emails. If you already receive our weekly newsletter, you'll continue to receive it as before.

about the Countdown to 2020 Challenge

We believe liveBook is the best way to supercharge your online reading experience with Manning books. This December, we’re challenging you to explore all the features liveBook has to offer. And to make your journey more interesting, we’re going to reward you for taking a look. You’ll get points for each liveBook feature you use! The more you dig into liveBook, the more points you’ll earn. Earn the most points , and you’ll have a shot at some great prizes!

The Ground Rules

  • You must be logged into your Manning account to earn points .
  • You can earn up to five points per activity each day for things like searching liveBook, completing exercises, posting and responding to comments, and just spending time in your favorite Manning books.

That’s it! Just read, learn, and (maybe) win!

The prizes

Grand Prize

Earn the most points playing the liveBook Challenge for a shot at the Grand Prize.

  • A Year of liveBook: 12 months FREE access to every book Manning has ever published—that’s over 500 books!
  • A Year of liveVideo: 12 months FREE access to every video course Manning has—that’s 36 and counting!
  • And an iPad Pro!

If there's a tie for first place, we'll randomly select from among those tied!

Weekly Prize

A Year of liveBook: 12 months FREE access to every book Manning has ever published—that’s over 500 books!

Earn the most points in a week to win the weekly prize! You can only win the weekly prize once (but the grand prize will still be winnable if you make it to first!)

Daily Prize

Your choice of one eBook or video!

Simply sign up to the Deal of the Day email alert above and click the button included in the daily email to be entered into the draw for a daily prize. This can be won more than once!

Earning Points

Completing any of these actions earns a point ! You can earn up to five points from any action a day.

Making a liveBook comment
Adding a note
Completing exercises
Up or Down Vote another comment
Adding a bookmark
Opening a liveBook chapter from a book page
Having a comment up voted
Highlighting
Signing in to liveBook
Executing a search in liveBook
Creating a shareable link
Spend 5 minutes reading or watching
Click on a search result
A shareable link you created being used
Checking out with a free eBook
Downloading an eBook copy from your Manning dashboard
Register a pBook
Clicking on one of the automatic cross-references (underlined words)

Bonus: The day’s DOTD book offers double points just for that day!

Start the challenge!

What are you waiting for? Log in to liveBook and start earning points today! Your point total will be displayed on the leaderboard and in your liveBook account.