Book giveaway: SUSE Linux by Chris Brown

I’m giving away “SUSE Linux” by Chris Brown, a book I reviewed here at ComeAcross. It’s the first edition of the book, published in July, 2006, and it’s about 430 pages. It covers pretty much everything you’d like to know about SUSE Linux. I encourage you to read my review to see if you’re interested. Retail price is $39.99, but you’ll get it for free if you simply tell someone you know about ComeAcross and encourage them to subscribe to the ComeAcross feed.

Now that I’ve re-designed ComeAcross, you can choose to subscribe only to the feed that interests you. See this post for more details on that.

To qualify, just leave a comment on this post, letting me know you’ve told someone. If more than one person is interested in the book, I’ll hold a quick drawing and pick their name at random this following Sunday morning. I’ll announce the winner on my blog, and link to his or her site, if they’ve got one. The winner will be responsible for the shipping cost.

By the way, there’s another book giveaway going on. It’s a book on Change Management.


Book giveaway: Making Change Stick, by Richard C. Reale

I reviewed “Making Change Stick” a while ago, and liked it. Now I’ve decided it’s time for it to benefit someone else. Have a look at the review and see if you’d be interested. (Retail cost for the book is $19.50.)

The rules are the same as for the last book drawing. Just tell someone you know about my site, and invite them to subscribe to the site feed. If you can email two people, great! If not, email just one and introduce them to my site. Then leave a comment on this post telling me you did it.

I’ll hold the drawing Thursday evening, and announce the winner on my blog. I’ll also link to his or her site/blog. The winner will be responsible for the shipping cost.


The winner of the "Object-Oriented PHP" book drawing

Trevor Carpenter… is Trevor Carpenter! I announced the drawing on Tuesday, 9/25, and the deadline was the evening of Friday, 9/24. I’m going to mail the book to Trevor shortly.

Trevor has a few websites, and they’re all worth mentioning. First we have his personal site/blog, then his photoblog, called CamarilloWalk, his professional photography site, called Scribe Photography, and finally, Photowalking, a site dedicated to photowalks. Anyone interested in organizing such events can request an author account on the site and write about them there. The goal is to turn the site into the main place to check for group photowalking events in one’s local area. Pretty cool!


Book giveaway: Object-Oriented PHP, by Peter Lavin

Remember my last book giveaway? I meant to get around to this second one a little sooner, but life intervened. This time, I’m giving away “Object-Oriented PHP“, by Peter Lavin. I reviewed this book back on August 30, 2006. It’s been sitting in my library since then. It’s still relevant, but more importantly, it’s still unused. Retail cost for the book is $29.95.

Would you like to get it for free?

The rules

This time, I’m keeping things even simpler. To make sure there’s no confusion, here are my goals:

  • Increase my readership, ideally the number of people subscribed to my feed.
  • Give away these books. They’re just sitting on the shelf gathering dust right now, and that’s not what books are for.

What I want you to do to qualify is to tell two of your friends or contacts about my blog. Send them an email to let them know about it, and invite them to subscribe to my RSS feed. Then leave a comment on this post to let me know you did it. That’s it. I’ll use the honor system and trust you.

Late Friday afternoon, I’ll gather the names and pick one at random, then notify the winner by email. The winner will need to pay for the book to be shipped to his/her address. That’s all they’ll pay for, nothing else. The money can be sent via PayPal. If the winner has a website/blog, I’ll also link to it in an announcement on my blog.