[Announce] [Fwd: Apress User Group Newsletter Here - Please Distribute]

L J Laubenheimer ljl at rahul.net
Tue May 31 03:50:46 EST 2005


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Subject: Apress User Group Newsletter Here - Please Distribute
From: janet at apress.com (Apress)
To: lcx.books at linuxchix.org


Apress User Group Newsletter
Issue 2; Quarter 2, 2005




1.  eBookshop at Apress.com
2.  Let 'Em Rip
3.  User Group Tools at Apress.com
4.  Apress Beta Community
5.  Radio/Audio Interviews
6.  Promotions and Prizes
7.  Your Local Events
8.  The Latest Apress Books -- Hot Off the Press
9.  Forthcoming Books -- Summer Releases
10. Upcoming Tradeshows


1. eBookshop at Apress.com

Apress is pleased to announce its new eBookshop, http://ebookshop.apress.com. 
You can choose from dozens of recently released Apress titles in PDF format, 
each at 50% off the regular price.

Through June 2005, we'll take an ADDITIONAL 50% off the discount price of the 
first eBookshop title you purchase - for a total savings of 75% off the book's 
regular price!

Please visit http://www.apress.com/userGroups/ebookpromotion.html to obtain 
your special user group member discount. There you will enter your user group 
name, your e-mail address, and this password: apressug2563493. If you have any 
questions about redeeming your discount, please contact support at apress.com.


2. Let 'Em Rip

Have a computer book you don't like? Think you overpaid for what turned out to 
be a waste of your valuable time? Rip out and send in the copyright page from 
that book, and Apress will offer you an e-version of a better book for $10.00.

Be sure to write the title and ISBN of the Apress eBook you would like, and a 
valid e-mail address where we can send your coupon to redeem for your $10.00 
eBook. Please print carefully in blue or black ink.

The book from which you rip the copyright page must be published January 1, 
2000, or later. Photocopied, partial, or Apress copyright pages will not be 
accepted. Envelope must be postmarked no later than June 30, 2005. Limit one 
copyright page per name or e-mail address.

Use of multiple e-mail addresses to obtain additional eBook coupons 
constitutes fraud. Incomplete or incorrect submissions will not be honored. 
Keep a photocopy of your copyright page for future reference. Copyright pages 
submitted become the property of Apress and will not be returned. Apress is 
not responsible for incomplete, lost, or late submissions. Void where 
prohibited by law.

Send ripped-out copyright pages to:

Let 'Em Rip Promotion
2560 Ninth Street, Suite 219
Berkeley, CA 94710

Let 'em rip.


3. User Group Tools at Apress.com

Please visit the updated Apress User Groups page soon, which will contain lots 
of helpful information to supplement your group experience: 

New features include downloadable Apress logos to post on your site and use in 
printed materials. We also offer a User Group Finder to locate other groups in 
your area. (Or just take a peek to see who's registered around the world.) 
You'll also find a convenient form for requesting an Apress author to speak 
with your group.


4. Apress Beta Community

On June 6, Apress will launch its Apress Beta Community (ABC), a new portal 
for .NET professionals. The ABC will provide the best in expert opinion, 
articles, and peer-to-peer discussion about Microsoft's .NET 2.0 Beta. The ABC 
will be hosted by ASP Today, and we encourage you to bookmark the link: 


5. Radio/Audio Interviews

Apress has an active radio/audio presence! A growing number of authors are 
joining this trend, and strutting their stuff over the airwaves. We have 
future interview slots in the works. And very soon our radio/audio portal will 
be RSS-enabled, making it even easier for you to tune in.

We've also posted past interviews for you to listen to and learn from. Check 
them out at http://www.apress.com/interview/radio.html.


6. Promotions and Prizes

Apress sponsored the Apress User Group Puzzler in April. We are pleased to 
announce the winner: Douglas Rowe, a member of the Columbia Java Users Group 
(COLAJUG), who designed the most creative and geek-savvy crossword puzzle. 
Douglas has won a Sony PlayStation Portable!

Thank you to everyone who submitted a puzzle in April. We will display the 
winning crossword puzzle on our User Group site in June. Please visit our site 
then and test your Apress knowledge by trying the puzzle.

If you missed the opportunity to participate in this promotion, don't fret! 
Apress will host another fun contest, the Apress Fractal Contest, in July 
2005. Please check http://www.apress.com/ for details and rules about this 
upcoming contest. (And spread the word to other group members.)


7. Your Local Events

Are you hosting a user group summit or conference? Maybe a technical festival, 
education day, or code camp? Apress is pleased to have participated in all of 
these types of events, and we want to participate in your next event.

Apress is happy to donate books and other goodies, and even arrange for an 
author to speak when possible. Please let me know if you'd like Apress to get 
involved: janet at apress.com.


8. The Latest Apress Books -- Hot Off the Press

Beginning J2ME: From Novice to Professional, Third Edition
By Jonathan Knudsen and Sing Li
Published April 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-479-7
480 pp.

Shell Scripting Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach
By Chris F.A. Johnson
Published May 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-471-1
448 pp.

Expert .NET Delivery Using NAnt and CruiseControl.NET
By Marc Holmes
Published May 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-485-1
400 pp.


9. Forthcoming Books -- Summer Releases

The Best Software Writing I: Selected and Introduced by Joel Spolsky
To Publish: June 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-500-9
350 pp.

A Programmer's Introduction to C# 2.0, Third Edition
By Eric Gunnerson and Nick Wienholt
To Publish: June 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-501-7
550 pp.

The Definitive Guide to Java Swing, Third Edition
By John Zukowski
To Publish: June 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-447-9
1000 pp.


10. Upcoming Tradeshows

Apress will be exhibiting at the following shows this summer. If you are 
there, please stop by and say hello!

BookExpo America
New York City, NY
June 3 - 5, 2005

Tech-Ed 2005
Orlando, FL
June 5 - 10, 2005

O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON)
Portland, OR
August 1 - 5, 2005

LinuxWorld 2005
San Francisco, CA
August 8 - 11, 2005


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