For the Oracle community I’d particularly recommend :
Packt are repeating the promotion that they ran earlier in the year where each day they give away a free ebook. The books so far are (at least from my perspective) a little niche – developing for Kinect for example. Go check it out each day until the 17th you might see something that works for you.
As you can see through my blog, Packt have some great books – https://mp3muncher.wordpress.com/tag/packt/ some of which I have helped with during their development (a little shameless self promotion).
So head over to http://bit.ly/1C4FAaQ
Packt are celebrating 10 years as a publisher of books on Open Source. giving the chance for a number of Rock Star developers to become famous authors (well almost). In that time it has published over 2000 titles and helped projects become household names, awarding over $400,000 through its Open Source Project Royalty Scheme.
To celebrate this huge milestone, from June 26th Packt is offering all of its eBooks and Videos at just $10 each for 10 days – this promotion covers every title and customers can stock up on as many copies as they like until July 5th follow this link to get you deals …. : http://bit.ly/1iSnR1c
For Java developers I’d recommend checking out the videos by David Heffelfinger (@ensode).
If you’re heading over via Twitter etc then http://bit.ly/1q8vtgN
We’ve just heard that Packt Publishing have reached 2000 titles now. To celebrate they’re running a promotion until 26th March 2014 with a buy one get one free. The offer is unlimited within the period and the discount will appear when you checkout. For more go to Packt here.
This news got me thinking I’ve contributed to the book authoring process for 5 books now – which means I’ve contributed to 0.25% of the Packt books. Reviewing a book takes on average 4 hours per chapter and most Packt books comes with 10-12 chapters. If it takes 4 times longer to write a chapter (16 hours) that’s 160 hours per book and 32,000 hours of authoring effort in the Packt library, which equates to over 3 1/2 years of non stop writing.
My friends at Packt Publishing have just told me they are repeating last year’s amazing offer of ebooks at a flat price of $5 (for us Brits that’s £3.05) go here. The Offer runs from sometime today (19th Dec) through to the 3rd of January.
The offer covers both their Open Source books, but also their Enterprise books as well (lots of Oracle and Microsoft publications).
Given the pricing you can’t go wrong. I know last year I ended up with about 6 months of technical reading.
Checkout : http://bit.ly/1jdCr2W