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by Julian Copes | Thursday, July 22, 2010

Packt would like for all of you to fill in the new eBook survey and as an act of goodwill, Packt is offering those who fill it in, a huge eBook discount.

by Mark Nichols | Thursday, July 1, 2010

As Packt's range of books grows, more titles begin to relate to each other, and people may want to order more than one book. As such, a new range of discounts have been launched, with 18% being offered off the price of purchases of two to four books, and a 20% discount being applied to orders of five to ten books.

by Mark Nichols | Wednesday, June 16, 2010

In order to gain a greater understanding of the take-up of cloud computing, Packt is running a cloud computing survey. We would love to hear your thoughts on this upcoming technology, and in return for your answers will offer 40% off the price of your next eBook purchase, through a discount code which you will receive on completion of the short questionnaire. It should take ten minutes at most, and can be found here:

by Julian Copes | Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday 11 June sees the start of 2010’s biggest sporting event so far, the soccer World Cup. Now you may wonder how this affects you. Well to celebrate, we are running a competition that could see you win Packt prizes.

by Mark Nichols | Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Packt's books are in the bookstore at Microsoft Tech-Ed, in room 270 of the convention centre. Come have a look!

by Mark Nichols | Monday, June 7, 2010

At 8.40 on a muggy New Orleans Monday morning, I was sitting in a huge hall watching live jazz. Four giant screens, to either side of a colourful stage, cannot match the energy of the band's performance, or the feeling of surreality as a cover of James Brown's I Feel Good rang around the conference hall, complete with washboard and accordion.

by Mark Nichols | Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Packt is attending Microsoft Tech-Ed from the 7th to the 10th of June in New Orleans. James Lumsden, publisher for Packt Enterprise, and Mark Nichols, Packt's marketing executive, will both be spending a lot of time on the floor of the exposition, and it would be great to meet some of the organizations attending.

If you will be at Tech-Ed, drop us a message on

by Sarah Cullington | Thursday, May 6, 2010

As Moodle is one of Packt’s bestselling topics, we were excited to attend this year’s MoodleMoot UK 2010 at Senate House in London and meet the readers – and some of the authors – of our books. We were happy to see how many people had already heard of Packt, many of whom already had a number of Packt books on their bookshelves, and were keen to find out about further areas of Moodle on which they would like to see a book.

by Julian Copes | Tuesday, May 4, 2010

You have probably noticed some pretty hefty discounts on books on Packt's website recently, being offered in celebration of the brand launch. 20% is being offered off the price of all hard copy books, and 30% off the price of all eBooks.

by Mark Nichols | Thursday, April 29, 2010

As you’ve already seen in this blog, a key reason for the launch of these brands is to boost our ability to specialize, and this is pertinent not only to our books, but also to our interactions with customers and readers.

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