Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 18:04:53 -0800 (PST)
From:"Marsee Henon" <>
Subject: Special User Group Promotion from O'Reilly
Hello User Group Leader,

Ever since we launched the first version of the O'Reilly Network Safari
Bookshelf in Fall of 2001, user group leaders have wanted to test-drive
it in order to report their experiences to their members. Until now,
the best we could offer was a 14-day free trial.

We're launching a great new Safari program for user groups called 
"Go On Safari." 

Here's how it works:  

-You post a 'Go On Safari' banner ad on your user group web site,
and/or run an announcement for your members in a print or email
newsletter or on your email discussion list. The banner ads are
available at the Safari User Group Resource page at

-A member of your user group (you or someone you designate) reviews
Safari. That person will get a free one-year subscription if they
publish a review of Safari within 60 days of opening their account. (It
can be published in your newsletter, on your website or email list, or
in another publication altogether; please send reviews to me.)

-We also have an introductory program just for user group members. To
enter, any of your members who sign up for our Safari 14-day free trial
email (including the official reviewer) send comments on their
experiences, or tips and tricks for how they used Safari (it only needs
to be 2 sentences long, but it may be longer) to

-Every week someone will be chosen from the tips or comments submitted
to receive fun stuff from O'Reilly (T-shirts, book bags, other
surprises). If a member of your user group is selected, your group
receives free gifts, too. Whatever the individual member receives, your
UG will get one, too, to give away at your next meeting, or use however
you see fit. Recipients--and their comments--will be announced in the
User Group Newsletter.

-One lucky group will be selected for an onsite speaking visit from our
fearless leader, Tim O'Reilly (

About the O'Reilly Network Safari Bookshelf:
If you're not yet familiar with the O'Reilly Network Safari Bookshelf,
it's worth a look. With Safari, you can access over 1,000 technical
books from the top technical book publishers--O'Reilly (of course),
Pearson, and Microsoft Press. There is an extremely cool search
capability that allows you to search through all 1,000+ books for the
answer you need--or even code samples--in minutes. Check it out at:

Once you've chosen your Safari reviewer, please send me an email
(, with the subject heading Safari Subscription,
listing your reviewer's name, address, email, and user group. If 
other than your reviewer should receive the banner ad or announcement
text, please include that in your email. Your reviewer will receive a
Safari Welcome email containing their user name and password within a

I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of the O'Reilly Network
Safari Bookshelf.