[RndTbl] Free e-books
Hartmut W Sager
hwsager at marityme.net
Thu Sep 10 03:17:52 CDT 2015
I've been a happy PacktPub customer for a few years now, i.e., I've bought
some really good books (unprotected e-books) from them.
However, this "a free e-book every day" thing is a joke. I tried it for a
few weeks, and it is their way of promoting or getting rid of books that
nobody is buying (often somewhat dated too) and/or books that are simply
lousy. In those few weeks, I didn't get a single useful free e-book, so
it's a waste of time. It also clutters my PacktPub list of books in a
One more recent (1-2 years old) practise of PacktPub that I detest is their
fragmenting of a good author/book combo into several books on the identical
topic, subtitled "Intro", "Cookbook", "Guide", "Building", etc. It's an
By the way, PacktPub and O'Reilly are in some amount of collaboration, with
O'Reilly selectively offering some of the good PacktPub e-books. Those two
companies do have some beliefs and practises in common, like unprotected
e-books and fostering some excellent otherwise-unknown authors.
Hartmut W Sager - Tel +1-204-339-8331
On 9 September 2015 at 12:09, Gilbert E. Detillieux <gedetil at cs.umanitoba.ca
> Someone mentioned a web site offering a different free e-book each day, on
> various tech topics. Here's the correct URL for the site...
> Manitoba UNIX User Group E-mail: <gedetil at muug.mb.ca>
> c/o Gilbert E. Detillieux Web: http://www.muug.mb.ca/
> University of Manitoba Phone: (204)474-8161
> Winnipeg MB CANADA R3T 2N2 Fax: (204)474-7609
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