Frequently Asked Questions


“I have not received the files yet.”

The download link is sent to the email you used when checking out. Make sure to check your junk or trash folders if it doesn’t show up in your in-box after a few minutes.


“I cannot open the file.”

My guide bundles include a number of files condensed into a single zip file. It is easiest to download and unzip the file on a computer (as opposed to a tablet or smartphone).

If you have a Windows machine, I suggest using 7-Zip to unzip the file as the standard Windows unzip utility sometimes doesn’t work (creating an empty folder or not including the EPUB/iBooks and Kindle files for some reason). Download 7-Zip for free here.


“I want to download the latest version.”

To download the latest edition of each guide:

  1. Go to the Master Japanese or Master Mandarin updates page.
  2. Enter the password included in the “Lifetime Updates” PDF you received when purchasing one of the guide bundles.




“I haven’t received my bonuses.”

First, please make sure that you clicked the confirmation link first. Check your email and look for a message from me titled “Language Mastery Insider: Please Confirm Subscription”. Keep in mind that the email sometimes takes a minute or two to show up. If you still don’t see it, check your spam and trash folders to make sure it didn’t end up there. Once you find the email, please click the confirmation link and you will then be taken to a private page on the site with links to download all of the free guides.


“I can’t open the guides.”

The guides are all created in PDF format. Make sure you have a PDF reader installed on your device.


“I want to unsubscribe.”

You can easily unsubscribe from the Language Mastery Insider anytime but clicking “Unsubscribe” at the bottom left of any emails you receive from me.

“What is the best way to reach you?”

The best way to contact me is via email on the contact page.


“I emailed you and haven’t heard back.”

Please note that I only check email on weekdays at 11 am and 4 pm PST, but I travel frequently and sometimes won’t be able to get back to you for a few days. If you emailed me about advertising on Language Mastery, please note that I do not allow any third party advertising on my site, podcast, etc. If you emailed about writing an article for the site, please understand that I am focusing on developing my own body of work and am no longer accepting guest posts.

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