Subject:Apress User Group Newsletter Here - Please Distribute
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Date: 25 May 2005 16:14:17 -0700

Apress User Group Newsletter 
Issue 2; Quarter 2, 2005 




1.  eBookshop at
2.  Let 'Em Rip
3.  User Group Tools at
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 is pleased to announce its new eBookshop, 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 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 


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

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


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 for details and rules 
about this upcoming contest. (And spread the word to other group 


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:


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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