Packt's Open Source BooksI have been a fan of Packts books for a long time especially their dedication to releasing titles on Open Source software including many business solutions that are not covered by other publishers. So I have no problem promoting their offer off Open Source books:

Packt Open Source has this week announced a series of discounts on its selection of best selling Open
Source books. Readers will be offered exclusive discounts off the cover price of selected print books and
eBooks for a limited period only.

So far in 2011, Packt Open Source announced in March that its donations to Open Source projects has
surpassed the $300,000 mark, while in April insight into various projects was offered during the ‘Believe
in Open Source’
campaign and July’s series of discounts continue this trend of Packt showing its
commitment to the Open Source community.

The Packt Open Source books included in this exclusive discount offer include well known books such
as JBoss AS 5 Performance Tuning, PHP jQuery Cookbook, Drupal 7 Module Development and Blender
Lighting and Rendering, amongst others.

“This special discount showcases a host of Packt Open Source topics and allows readers to purchase
some of our most well renowned books at an exclusive price” said Packt Open Source Marketing
Executive Julian Copes. “

To ensure you do not miss this fantastic offer, visit the special discount page now, where you can view
the extensive list of books included in the offer and access an array of related articles that were written
by the authors.

The exclusive discounts are available from 4th July 2011. To find out more, please visit the Packt website.

audible uk logoI have been a member of Audible UK the online audiobook club since 2005 and have had 2 books a month every month since (so somewhere I have well over 100 audiobooks). I love the audiobooks especially on long drives (which I can do many of) and have never run out of options. So when they asked for applications to their new ‘Audible Champion’ program I read the terms and conditions and completed an application.

I was chosen for the program where we are asked to promote Audible. I have no problem promoting the service because I have used and loved Audible for years and think that Audiobooks are a fantastic way to fill dead time whether thats driving, in the gym or mowing the lawn.

So you may see links and recommendations to Audible and their products all of which will be my honest opinion. For full disclosure for being an Audible Champion I will receive 3 months free subscription to Audible approx. £45 in total as I am on the two book a month subscription. I do not have any direct financial gain from anyone taking a free trial or even taking up a full subscription but may be considered for future promotions. The program is a little like a competition with a group of people picked to promote Audible engage in tasks.

The most important thing is that I do believe that the offer of a free no obligation trial with a free book you can keep is actually very good. If you are interested just go to –