[Nelug] O'Reilly books for review

Richard Patterson nelug-admin at nelug.org.uk
Fri May 6 07:08:48 UTC 2005

Hi all,

This is how it works...

O'Reilly send me a newsletter every month or so... each newsletter has a 
list of books that are available to review. I ask for the ones that I 
think may be of interest to the NELUG members...

They do give them to us FREE of charge, however the reason for supplying 
them in the first place is to get people to write a review of it 
somewhere. The review can be bublished anywhere (e.g. our website, 
Amazon, etc.) then I send a link for the review back to O'Reilly. - We 
get to keep the book at the end.

What I would ask is if anyone on the list reviews one of these books (or 
indeed any other books), please send me the review in any format you 
like (HTML, PS, PDF, TeX, etc), then I can put it on the website (and 
give you credit). I would prefer it if you returned the book (if 
supplied by me) to increase the size of the "NLL (NELUG Lending 
Library)", and to give others on the list a chance to read it.

If anyone wants to design (or even develop) a new section of the website 
for the "NLL" and for book reviews, I'd be more than happy to put it on 
the site. The current site is LAMP (Linux Apache Mysql PHP) based.



Daniel Tweedy wrote:

> Hi Richard,
> Sounds different, just exactly how does this work ?
> Are you getting these books free ? how many of each title will you get ?
> Are the books ours to keep once we have reviewed them ?
> Seems like an interesting topic to talk about for sure :-)
> Richard Patterson wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I have ordered some books from O'Reilly for review...
>> -= 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition
>> -= The Art of Project Management
>> -= Developing Feeds with RSS and Atom
>> -= Digital Audio Essentials
>> -= Test Driving Linux
>> These will be available to REVIEW soon... I have been told by 
>> O'Reilly that we'll only get more if we publish reviews for these 
>> ones (or at least some of them).
>> If you would be interested in reviewing any of them, please let me 
>> know, and they should be available at the next meeting.
>> I think this is a great idea to be able to build up the book 
>> collection for the group, so the more we review, the more we will 
>> have in the future.
>> Regards
>> Richard
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