Pre-Order Deadline:
Olly's Short Stories For Beginners In Stunning New Editions!
Pre-Order your copy today & receive up to $777 of free language courses!
(US & Canada Only. Offer valid until 13th November 2018.)
A Revolution of Reading!
Olly Richards has teamed up with publishing giant Teach Yourself to begin a new chapter in the story of his best-selling books, bringing fun, accessible reading material to language learners around the world!

Stunning new editions of Olly’s five original beginner titles are available to order today, with many exciting new features, plus the exciting addition of a brand new English book!

(For US & Canada customers, publication date is 13th November 2018, and there is an exciting range of free bonuses for every new paperback order, worth up to $777. See below for details.) 
Read For Pleasure At Your Level!
The Short Stories for Beginners books help you expand your vocabulary, learn natural grammar and feel a sense of achievement when reading.
Perfect for students from beginner to intermediate level, you'll finally be able to enjoy reading, grow your vocabulary in a natural way, and improve your comprehension at the same time.
  •  Enjoyable reading practice for high-beginner and low intermediate level language learners (A2-B1 on the CEFR).
  •  Controlled language at your level, including the 1,000 most frequent words in the language, to help you progress confidently from beginner to intermediate.
  •  Accessible grammar so you learn new structures naturally, without feeling overwhelmed or frustrated.
  •  Authentic spoken dialogues to help you learn conversational expressions and improve your speaking ability.
  •  Chapter summaries and comprehension questions to help you follow the plot and understand the story.
  •  Vocabulary lists so you can quickly look up unfamiliar words without interrupting your flow.
  •  Audiobook narrations of the stories, so you can listen & read at the same time (sold separately)
  •  Free bonus story inside the new app!
New Title: 
Short Stories in English
By popular demand, we're delighted to present short stories in English, for the millions of people around the world learning English as a second language. 
What's Different About The New Editions?
"I've spent over two years working with Teach Yourself and a large team of talented editors and linguists to transform my best-selling books into educational material of the highest standards.

Featuring a brand new story, stunning illustrations throughout, extensive editing, and even an app to accompany the series, there’s plenty to be excited about, even for owners of the original editions!" 

- Olly Richards
Here's what's new...
  •  One brand new story so there's something new for owners of original editions. 
  •  Smaller, more compact size, so you can carry the paperback in even the smallest bags, and keep reading - any time, anywhere. 
  •  Comprehensive re-editing of texts to include the 1,000 most frequent words in each language, so you can learn the most important vocabulary of all.
  •  Beautiful hand-drawn illustrations which bring the stories to life and make what you read more memorable. 
  •  Interactive app so you can read, listen and learn all at the same home or on the go!
  •  Supplementary teaching materials for teachers who want a quick, easy, and engaging supplementary materials for their lessons. (Coming soon)
  •  Brand new audio recordings to accompany the new editions, so you can improve your listening skills as you read! (Sold separately)
About The Author
Olly Richards speaks eight languages and is the man behind the popular language-learning blog I Will Teach You A Language
Free Language Courses with Every Order!
(US & Canada only)
US & Canada editions are being released later than elsewhere, and are currently available for pre-order. 

I wanted to do something extra-special to thank you for your support during the pre-order period. That's why I'm offering a valuable FREE bonus package with every order...
Order One Title:
(Paperback only)
Order one book of Short Stories for Beginners & receive two FREE Michel Thomas Start courses in languages of your choice:
Choose from the following languages:

Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), Egyptian Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Please Note: Available for paperback orders in the US & Canada only. Bonuses will be delivered on publication date -Nov 13th 2018
Order The Complete Collection:
(Paperback only)
"They'll look great on your bookshelf!"
Pre-order the beautiful collection of all six books & receive an incredible collection of language learning bonuses worth $777:
  •  2 x Michel Thomas Start Courses (16 languages available) ($30 value)
  •  Vocabooster - from Language Boost (11 languages available) ($59 value)
  •  Elemental Sounds Masterclass - from The Mimic Method (9 languages available) ($197 value)
  •  Vocabulary Memorization Course + Speak From Memory Course - from Magnetic Memory Method ($197 value)
  •  Conversations - from Olly Richards (7 languages available) ($97 value)
  •  Private Workshop with Olly: "How To Write & Publish A Language Book" ($197 value)
  •  A personal "thank you" postcard from Olly :)
Please Note: Available for paperback orders in the US & Canada only. Bonuses will be delivered on publication date -Nov 13th 2018
About Your Exclusive Bonuses:

2 x Michel Thomas Start

Learn your first essential words in a language and how to put them together with this amazing new introduction to the acclaimed Michel Thomas Method. Sixteen languages to choose from.

Value: $30
Courtesy: Michel Thomas


Speaking a new language doesn't have to take a lifetime. Learn the most important vocabulary and start speaking your new language right away. Eleven languages to choose from.

Value: $59

Elemental Sounds Masterclass

Master the hearing and pronunciation of all of the sounds in your new language through a series of lectures with Idahosa Ness. Ten languages to choose from.

Value: $197
Courtesy of:

Vocabulary Memorization + Speak From Memory Courses

Learn to memorise the vocabulary of your new language with a set of easy, elegant and effective memory techniques that work for any language.

Value: $197
Courtesy of:


Ever felt frustrated when listening because people simply speak too fast? With Conversations, you'll make this a thing of the past, learn to understand real fast spoke language & transform your listening skills in less than 90 days. Seven languages to choose from.

Value: $97
Courtesy of:

"How To Write & Publish A Language Book"

Do you harbour ambitions to publish a language learning book of your own? 

In this exclusive online workshop, Olly will take you behind the scenes of his best-selling books, showing you how the books were created, and how he formed a partnership with one of the biggest language publishers in the world. 

A real "can't miss" for aspiring authors! 

Value: $197
How To Claim Your Bonuses
Please carefully follow the instructions below for claiming your bonuses. 
STEP 1: Pre-order either one book, or all six books, on Amazon using the buttons on this page.

STEP 2: Forward your Amazon receipt to: Please include the subject line "short story bonuses". 

Alternatively, you can take a screenshot of your purchase receipt and email the screenshot to us. 

(I've made a video to show you how to do this.)

STEP 3: We will reply right away with instructions for selecting your desired languages for each of the bonuses.

STEP 4: On November 13th we will send you details of how to access your exclusive bonuses.

Please Note: Bonuses will be delivered on the release date of the books - November 13th
Endorsed By Students & Experts Alike:
Dr Barbara Oakley,
Instructor of Learning How To Learn from the University of California – San Diego
"Olly’s language-learning insights are right in line with the best of what we know from neuroscience and cognitive psychology about how to learn effectively. I love his work—and you will too!"
Benny Lewis,
Fluent in 3 Months
"Olly’s advice on language learning is the real deal, and I recommend you pay attention to what he has to say!"
Frequently Asked Questions
What does pre-order mean? When will I receive my books?
With pre-order, you buy a book in advance, and your card is only charged on release date. The books are officially released on November 13th, and are shipped immediately on that date. 
Do I have to order kindle or paperback to receive the bonuses?
Either! It doesn't matter if you order Kindle or paperback versions of the books, you're still eligible for the bonuses. 
Are the stories the same in each language?
Yes, the stories are the same in each language, but this is a huge advantage if you are interested in learning multiple languages. Why? Because when you read a story that you already know, you are able to focus much more on the vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, etc of the language, without struggling to follow the plot. This helps you learn much faster. 
What's the difference between the old editions and the new editions?
I've spent over two years working with Teach Yourself and a large team of talented editors and linguists to transform my best-selling books into educational material of the highest standards. The stories themselves are the same (with the exception of one brand new story!), but we've added stunning illustrations throughout, extensive editing to include the most frequent 1000 words in each language, and even an app to accompany the series. There’s plenty to be excited about, even for owners of the original editions! 
Is the audio available with the books?
Audiobooks are available for each title, both on and within the new app. These are separate purchases. 
Why are the books being released late in US & Canada?
In the US, the publication date has unfortunately been delayed to November 13th due to unforeseen circumstances. However, to make it up, we have extended the bonus period for everyone in the US & Canada. 
How long will the bonuses be available?
Our exclusive bonus package is only available during the pre-order period, which is up until 13th November in the US & Canada. The bonuses will not be available after that. Bonuses were previously available for worldwide customers, but that has now expired. 
I already own an older edition, can I have a discount?
Sorry, we're not able to discount books on Amazon. 
How do I buy all six books?
Step 1: Click the button that links to Amazon in your home country
Step 2: Add all 6 books to your shopping cart using "Pre-Order this item"
Step 3: When all six books are in your shopping cart, proceed to checkout
Step 4: Forward your email receipt to:

If you have any problems, please email us at the address given above. 
There's an book missing from my Amazon store
As the books are brand new, it may take some time for certain books, Kindle or paperback editions to become visible in every Amazon store across the world. Don't worry, though... they are coming! The bonuses are available up until the 4th October publication date, so you have plenty of time to grab all 6 books and claim your bonuses. Check back in a few days, and hopefully we'll have it fixed!
I'd prefer to send you a screenshot of my receipt.
Sure! Here's how to do that:

• On a PC, press Windows Key + PrtScn
• On a Mac, press Command-Shift-3. 
• Mobile devices vary
Why did you collaborate with Teach Yourself?
It's a long story! In my special bonus workshop "How To Write & Publish A Language Book" I'll be revealing the whole story!
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