From:"Apress Newsletters" <>
Subject: Apress Open Source Updates
Date: 27 Apr 2006 17:01:54 -0700
Apress Newsletter
LinuxWorld Boston 2006 edition


0. welcome,
1. Apress Open Source eBook Sale Through April 30, 2006
2. Free eBooks
3. $10 Companion eBooks
4. betaBooks
5. Introducing the Apress Affiliate Program
6. New and Forthcoming Titles


0. welcome,

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth and took a spin on our 
Wheel of Fortune at LinuxWorld earlier this month! Between the server fire 
on Tuesday and the snowfall on Wednesday, we're pretty sure this will 
go down as the LinuxWorld of extremes. Excitement and smiles were 
everywhere, and we enjoyed being a part of it. Here's hoping that LinuxWorld 
Boston 2007 will be just as fun.


1. Apress Open Source eBook Sale Through April 30, 2006

It's open season for open source! All Apress open source and open 
source Java eBooks are an additional 25% off the already discounted eBook 
price. Stock up now at - this sale ends April 
30, 2006. 


2. Free eBooks

Speaking of eBooks, have you downloaded our free titles at 
That's right, we said free, as in there are eight Apress eBook titles 
available for free download. What are you waiting for?


3. $10 Companion e-Books

We believe Apress books will prove so indispensable that you'll want to 
carry them with you everywhere, which is why we are offering a $10 
companion eBook to customers who purchase specially marked books.

Visit your favorite brick-and-mortar bookstore and look for Apress 
titles stamped with "Companion eBook Available" on the spine. Once you 
purchase your book, getting the $10 companion eBook is simple:

1. Visit 
2. Complete a basic registration form and receive a randomly generated 
question about the book 
3. Answer the question correctly in 60 seconds, and you will receive a 
promotional code to redeem for the $10 eBook version 

Convenient and fully searchable, companion eBooks make a valuable 
addition to your programming library. You can easily find, copy, and apply 
code-and then perform examples by quickly toggling between instructions 
and the application. 


4. betaBooks

Apress wants to put our books on the newest technologies into your 
hands as quickly as possible. Purchasing a betaBook will give you the 
earliest possible access to a featured new book's chapters as they become 
available from the author. Upon the book's completion, you will receive a 
complimentary copy of the entire finished eBook. Check out what's 
available so far:


5. Introducing the Apress Affiliate Program

The new Apress Affiliate Program benefits online communities, website 
owners, and bloggers who publicly recognize Apress books and help 
generate sales. The program credits affiliates who link to Apress eBooks a 
10% commission on eBook sales, when their visitors click through and 
purchase Apress eBooks.
Setup is free and an account is easy to maintain. Apress will supply 
affiliates with images or text links to place on their sites. At the 
beginning of every month, we'll send a check to each affiliate for the 
previous month's commissions. Learn more at


6. New and Forthcoming Titles

**Recently Published**
Beginning PHP and MySQL 5: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition 
1590595521 | 2006-01-23 | $44.99 
by W. Jason Gilmore
Updated to reflect the changes in PHP 5 and MySQL 5, this second 
edition shows you how to take advantage of the newest features to build 
powerful web applications. 

The Definitive Guide to Apache mod_rewrite 
1590595610 | 2006-02-08 | $39.99 
by Rich Bowen
The first book to explain the much adored Apache module, mod_rewrite! 
From installation to proxies, you'll learn how to effectively manipulate 
URLs with ease. 

Ajax Patterns and Best Practices 
1590596161 | 2006-02-13 | $44.99 
by Christian Gross
Build efficient and functional Ajax websites using the REST protocol 
and patterns provided throughout this bestselling book. 

Expert Spring MVC and Web Flow 
159059584X | 2006-02-21 | $44.99 
by Seth Ladd, Darren Davison, Steven Devijver, Colin Yates
In-depth coverage of Spring MVC and Spring Web Flow, two highly 
customizable and powerful web frameworks brought to you by the developers and 
community of the Spring Framework.

Beginning PHP and PostgreSQL 8: From Novice to Professional 
1590595475 | 2006-02-27 | $49.99 
by W. Jason Gilmore, Robert H. Treat
Create dynamic web applications with two of the most popular open 
source technologies today - PHP 5 and PostgreSQL 8. 

Pro JSF and Ajax: Building Rich Internet Components
1590595807 | 2006-2-27 | $49.99
By John R. Fallows, Jonas Jacobi 
Build Ajax-enabled JavaServer Faces (JSF) components for sophisticated, 
enterprise-level Rich Internet Applications and leverage the full 
potential of JSF and Ajax.

Beginning Ubuntu Linux: From Novice to Professional 
1590596277 | 2006-03-15 | $39.99 
by Keir Thomas
If you've been considering a transition to Ubuntu, the most popular 
Linux distribution today, this book is for you! Bundled with an Ubuntu 
5.10 installation CD, this book will ease the transition from Windows and 
other Linux distros to Ubuntu! 

Beginning POJOs: From Novice to Professional 
1590595963 | 2006-03-24 | $39.99 
by Brian Sam-Bodden
This title introduces open source lightweight web development using 
Plain Old Java Objects (POJOs) and guides you through the construction of 
complex but lightweight enterprise Java-based web applications.

Pro PHP XML and Web Services 
1590596331 | 2006-03-27 | $49.99 
by Robert Richards
The authoritative guide to using the XML features of PHP 5 and 6. 
You'll learn about the core concepts of XML and the key terminology to 
ensure proper coding techniques. 


1590596137 | 2006-04-24 | $44.99 
by Scott Mattocks
This book serves as both a definitive reference and a hands-on tutorial 
to the PHP-GTK (GIMP Toolkit) extension. 

Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional 
1590595874 | 2006-04-24 | $49.99 
by Akkana Peck
GIMP is the popular open source alternative to Photoshop. This book 
takes you through installation and common tasks to perform the most common 
image manipulation tasks. 

Pro Nagios 2.0 
1590596099 | 2006-04-24 | $49.99 
by James Turnbull
Learn how to install and administer Nagios, the web-based enterprise 
management tool that helps monitor Unix, Windows, network devices, 
infrastructure equipment, and applications. 

Pro Apache XML 
1590596412 | 2006-04-24 | $44.99 
by Poornachandra Sarang
This book introduces several of the projects under the Apache 
Foundation, including Axis, Xindice, and Cocoon. 

Pro Apache Geronimo 
1590596420 | 2006-04-24 | $39.99 
by Kishore Kumar
Here you'll find everything you need to know about using Apache 
Geronimo, the open source lightweight J2EE/Java EE 5 web application server. 
**Available now in betaBook format!** 

The Definitive Guide to SQLite 
1590596730 | 2006-05-29 | $44.99 
by Mike Owens
Both a tutorial and reference guide for those interested in using the 
embeddable database SQLite, this book is sure to be a saving grace for 


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