From:"Apress Newsletter" <>
Subject: Apress User Group Newsletter - Q1, 2005
Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2005 11:49:14 -0800
Apress User Group Newsletter 2005
Quarter 1, Issue 1



1. Getting Apress Books into Your Hands
2. Events and Happenings
3. The Latest Apress Books – Hot Off the Press
4. Forthcoming Books – Spring Releases
5. Upcoming Tradeshows


1. Getting Apress Books into Your Hands

The Apress publishing plan is in full swing for 2005, with many more
excellent titles emerging in the coming months. Our book review program
is going strong, and we are running promotions and specials to get more
Apress books into your hands:

- We encourage you to write and post reviews of Apress books. For more
information about writing reviews, please visit

- We are now hosting a User Group Membership Drive—when you refer a new
group to register on, let me know after the group registers,
and you’ll get a FREE BOOK! You may direct new groups to register at, and you can notify me about the
sign-up at 

- In March and April 2005, we are running the Apress Expert’s Choice
Rebate. Buy one book and you’ll get $10 back; buy two books and you’ll
get $20 back. Additional details are available at 

- Apress has partnered with Barnes and Noble to offer you a 30%
discount on selected Beginning series titles. This is a great
opportunity to acquire the preparation you need. Please visit for more information. 


2. Events and Happenings

Apress likes to sponsor group meetings and conferences. Please let us
know about your upcoming special events so we can get involved. We can
support the event by donating books, Apress logos, laminated signs, and
T-shirts. We welcome creative new ideas for Apress to sponsor your
group’s next event!

This month, Apress is hosting an informal “Meet Joel Spolsky” event. If
you’re near the San Francisco Bay Area, please join us on Friday, March
18, 2005, at 933 Parker St. near the Apress offices in Berkeley,
California, at 6:00 p.m. for pizza, beer, and Joel Spolsky himself.
Stop by and bring your friends, too—this is a wonderful networking
opportunity. You can rub elbows with other Apress authors and techies,
plus meet the Apress staff. 

Ablog, the Apress weblog, boasts some cool new additions. Open source
editor Jason Gilmore has started a new interview series on Ablog
entitled “Five Questions for . . .”. Jason has already interviewed
brian d. foy, founder and publisher of “The Perl Review,” and Daniel
Lopez Ridruejo, creator of Comanche, BitRock, and many other well-known
Apache projects. Read these interviews and more at You can also subscribe to the Ablog RSS feed


3. The Latest Apress Books – Hot Off the Press

Beginning VB .NET 1.1 Databases: From Novice to Professional
By Dan Maharry
Published February 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-358-8
632 pp. 
$ 49.99

Beginning SUSE Linux: From Novice to Professional
By Keir Thomas
Published February 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-458-4
544 pp.

Honeypots for Windows
By Roger A. Grimes
Published February 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-335-9
424 pp.


4. Forthcoming Books – Spring Releases

Beginning Relational Data Modeling, Second Edition
By Sharon Allen and Evan Terry
To Publish: March 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-463-0
550 pp.

Pro Perl
By Peter Wainwright
To Publish: March 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-438-X
1064 pp.

Beginning Visual Web Programming in VB .NET: From Novice to 
By Daniel Cazzulino et al.
To Publish: March 2005
ISBN: 1-59059-359-6
648 pp.


5. Upcoming Tradeshows

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

Orlando, FL
March 20–23, 2005

Toronto, Canada
April 9–11, 2005

MySQL Users Conference
Santa Clara, CA
April 18–21, 2005

Orlando, FL
May 1–5, 2005


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