Free Books For Approved LoCo Teams

Recently I have been talking to Prentice Hall, the rather spanky-awesome publishers of The Official Ubuntu Book by Mako, Matthew Helmke and Corey Burger, and the brand new Official Ubuntu Server Book by our friend and yours, Kyle Rankin and Mako. These books were commissioned by Debra Williams-Cauley who has been awesome getting them on the shelves, and her sidekick is one Heather Fox who I have been chatting with recently to see if we can score some free copies for our rather fantastic Ubuntu LoCo Teams. Fortunately, Heather has been able to make the magic happen.

Prentice Hall are happy to send each and every approved LoCo team one free copy of The Official Ubuntu Book and one free copy of The Official Ubuntu Server book. To be entirely clear: this is one copy of each book per team. This will be a great addition to each team’s library of Ubuntu books!

To keep this as simple as possible, you can request your books by following these steps:

  1. The team contact shown on our LoCo Team List (and only the team contact) should send Heather Fox an email at heather DOT fox AT pearson DOT com and include the following details:
    • Your full name.
    • Which team you are from.
    • Your full address (including zip/postal code, region and country).
    • Your phone number, including country and area code.
  2. Heather will process your application and let you know if it is approved.
  3. If approved, she will get your books in the post.

A few notes:

  • Only approved teams are eligible for the free copies of the books.
  • Only the team contact for each team (shown on this page) can make the request for the book.
  • There is a limit of one copy of each book per approved team.
  • Prentice Hall will cover postage, but not any import tax or other shipping fees.
  • When you have the books, it is up to you what you do with them. We recommend you share them between members of the team. LoCo Leaders: please don’t hog them for yourselves!
  • The deadline for getting your requests in Wed 12th August 2009.

If you have any questions or queries, don’t contact me or Canonical, contact Heather Fox at heather DOT fox AT pearson DOT com.

Also, for those teams who are not approved or yet to approved, you can still score a rather nice 35% discount on the books by registering your LoCo with the Prentice Hall User Groups Program.

All in all a pretty sweet deal, methinks. Enjoy!

  • http://identi.ca/notice/7217491 Jono Bacon (jonobacon) ‘s status on Wednesday, 29-Jul-09 17:57:04 UTC – Identi.ca
  • http://jjesse.wordpress.com Jonathan Jesse

    For some reason my name as an author did not get put on this book. I wrote and updated the Kubuntu chapter on this version as well. Don’t know what happened about my name being removed.

    Also Rich Johnson wrote/revised his chapter as well.

  • http://slcricket-slcricket.blogspot.com/ Roshan Thamoda

    I want a Ubuntu Book

  • http://identi.ca/notice/7219265 Jonathan Jesse (jjesse) ‘s status on Wednesday, 29-Jul-09 18:53:50 UTC – Identi.ca
  • jono

    No idea, Jonathan. I wasn’t really involved in the editing of the book. My name was dropped too, but I assume it is because I haven’t written content other than the 1st edition.

  • http://identi.ca/notice/7220576 Hollman Enciso (hollman) ‘s status on Wednesday, 29-Jul-09 19:34:15 UTC – Identi.ca
  • victor sanjinez

    I want a book for me, in Sucre-Bolivia!!!!!!!

  • Kevin Cole

    Most excellent! Thanks!

  • victor sanjinez

    hi……… in Sucre-Bolivia no exists a Group LoCo..??? but we want the book’s ……. please help…….!!!!!!! the group LoCo is in Santa Cruz-Bolivia and is to far away to here……..!!!!!

  • http://matthewhelmke.net/2009/07/29/free-books-for-approved-ubuntu-loco-teams/ Matthew Helmke (dot) Net » Blog Archive » Free books for approved Ubuntu Loco teams

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  • http://matthewhelmke.net matthew

    Thanks for the publicity and all your hard work for the community, Jono!

    I’ve stolen this and reposted it on my blog. :)

    Matthew Helmke

  • http://ubuntulinuxtipstricks.blogspot.com Mackenzie

    OK, so I’m not the only one going “huh? I thought you were one of the authors, Jono…”

  • jono

    I contributed to the first edition, but that was some time ago. :-)

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  • http://www.ubunto.com walid

    great chance !!!

  • https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CanadianTeam/Vancouver Randall Ross

    I gave a presentation related to this at our LoCo meeting in July… (notes reproduced below). In short, public libraries are sorely lacking a decent collection of Ubuntu books. I recommend focusing our efforts there. It’s good to have a book or two at a LoCo, but it is AMAZING to put that book or two into the hands of hundreds (or more) local residents.

    Lightning Talk: “Hacking the Public Library, Ubuntu Style” (Randall)

    • Vancouver Public Library (VPL) collection fo Ubuntu books is abysmal (politely). Randall’s VPL research: 18 Ubuntu titles (most of them out of date or unavailable.) >1000 Windows titles >100 Vista titles.

    Here’s what you can do to fix this (i.e. hack the library): 1) Donate your Ubuntu books 2) Suggest a purchase 3) Order the official Ubuntu CD and donate it.

    Instructions on how to donate and suggest: http://www.vpl.ca (or your local public library).

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  • http://amber@redvoodoo.org Amber Graner

    Jonathon,

    You, Rich and Jono are all three listed in the “About the Authors” section of the 4th Edition of “The Official Ubuntu Book” found on page xxxvi just thought you would want to know.

    :-)

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  • Zolboo

    Thank you.

  • digambar

    I want a Ubuntu Book

  • k.a.g.kapila deshapriya

    I want a Ubuntu Book.I contributed to the first edition, but that was some time ago.Most excellent! Thanks!

  • http://www.labo-boumaza.webs.com boumaza ahmed rami

    so i’m algerian i think that i’m the first algerian he is intersed by ubuntu so i wanna request a free ubuntu book or catalogs that’s all bye

  • http://www.picksnetwork.com/ SPORTS PICKS

    Can I get one of these books also?

    Thanks, James The Sports Picks Guy