I would ike to inform you that Birmingham-based IT publisher Packt Publishing will publish it`s 1000th book title this month. Packt books cover highly specific tools and technologies which IT professionals might not expect to see a high quality book on. I have reviewed several Packt Publishing books in the past, which can be found here.
To celebrate this milestone, Packt Publishing is giving everybody a surprise gift – to get involved you just need to have already registered, or sign up for a free Packt account before 30th September 2012. To sign-up for a free account before the 30th of September, 2012, please visit their website: www.PacktPub.com.
Packt published their first book in April 2004. One of the most prolific and fastest growing tech book publishers in the world, they now have books on everything from web development to web graphics, e-learning to e-commerce, IT architecture to games, and app development.
Packt supports many of the Open Source projects covered by its books through a project royalty donation, which has contributed over £300,000 to Open Source projects up to now. As part of the celebration Packt is allocating $30,000 to share between projects and authors in a genuinely unique way, soon to be disclosed on their website.
Dave Maclean, founder of Packt Publishing explains, “At Packt we set out 8 years ago to bring practical, up to date and easy to use technical books to the specialist tools and technologies that had been largely overlooked by IT publishers. Today, I am really proud that with our authors and partners we have been able to make useful books available on over 1000 topics and make our contribution to the development community.”
For more information about Packt, the kind of books they publish visit their website: www.PacktPub.com.