Subject: Apress User Group News
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 11:10:07 -0700
From:"Hollie Fischer" <> 
To:"Hollie Fischer" <>

Hello Apress User Group Members,

Wow, it's been quite a month for us here at Apress. To start with, a 
shipping company semi truck showed up with 220 boxes of "stuff" that we 
acquired from the former Peer Information Group - I'm sure you can 
imagine my surprise when the delivery person said "where do you want this 
stuff?" Additionally, we've been searching and scouring the servers we 
acquired for new and old book files to begin our reprints of the former 
best sellers you want and need... I must say, we were very successful - 
the first reprint shipped three weeks after the acquisition and is 
available now! Anyway, enough blabber, we have a lot of exciting things 
happening right now at Apress and I wanted to take a minute to update you 
on a few items. 

Apress User Group Survey prize winners
Congratulations to Bill Wright of the Bellingham Linux User Group 
(, and to Douglas Rowe of the Columbia Java Users Group 
( Bill was the winner of the Matrix bonus DVD prize pack and 
Douglas is the winner of a Matrix Reloaded movie prize pack from 
Thanks to all user group members who returned their survey! Watch for 
more free user group goodies this summer! We truly appreciate your 

Apress is rolling out the new Apress Rewards program on July 1st. 
Here's the deal.... buy four Apress books between July 1st 2003 and December 
31st, 2003, get your Apress Rewards card stamped at the time of 
purchase, and get your fifth book FREE.... yup, that's right...ANY Apress 
book. No catches, no tricks, just a free book with the purchase of four. To 
get your Apress Rewards card, visit your local book store and tell them 
you need the Apress card! 

The following are all of the new titles from Apress that you can expect 
to see on bookstore shelves...

Former Wrox Press Ltd. titles reprinted by Apress:
1-59059-145-3 (Lhotka) "Expert One-on-One Visual Basic .NET Business 
1-59059-146-1 (Barker) "Beginning Java Objects: From Concepts to Code"
(Thatcher/Waddell/Henry/Swierenga/Urban/Burks/Regan/Bohman) "Constructing Accessible Websites"
1-59059-150-X (Lea/Buzzard/White-Cinis/Thomas) "PHP MySQL Website 
Programming: Problem - Design - Solution"

friends of ED
1-59059-221-2 (Balkan/Dura/Eden/Monnone/Palmer/Tarbell/Yard) "Flash 3D 
Cheats Most Wanted"               
1-59059-149-6 (deHaan/Bounds/Buechler) "Windows Movie Maker 2 Zero to 
1-59059-147-X (Cromhout/Aronoff/Costello/Shah) "Photoshop 7 
Professional Photographic Techniques" 
1-59059-224-7 (Adam/Bhangal/Corbin/Doull/Peters/Phillips/Stone/Yard) 
"Flash MX Most Wanted: Effects & Movies"
Also new from Apress...               
1-59059-120-8 (Livshin) "WebSphere Studio Application Developer 5.0: 
Practical J2EE Development"
1-59059-104-6 (Chapman) "In Search of Stupidity: Over 20 Years of 
High-Tech Marketing Disasters"
1-59059-106-2 (Moore) "The Ultimate VB .NET and ASP.NET Code Book"
1-59059-071-6 (Sperko) "Java Persistence for Relational Databases"
1-59059-043-0 (Ezzio) "Using and Understanding Java Data Objects" 

That's it for now.... remember to keep watching for 
contests, daily rants, raves, and as always NEW BOOKS!

Hollie Fischer
Apress Product Marketing Manager
2560 Ninth Street - Suite 219
Berkeley, California 94710
phone - 510.549.5930 x105
fax - 510.549.5939
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