Packt Publishing published its first book in 2004 and is about to publish its 1000th book. Along the way, Packt Publishing has donated a portion of revenue to the open source projects covered by its books. As part of their celebration of publishing their 1000th title, Packt Publishing has a "surprise gift" for anyone who has registered with them or has an account with them on 30 September 2012.
This is the information Packt Publishing provided to me related to this celebration:
To celebrate this event with our readers, we'd be gifting them with not one but two assured surprises which would be revealed to them by the 30th of September, 2012. Anyone who is already registered or signs up for a free Packt account before 30th September 2012 is guaranteed a surprise gift.
I have received electronic copies of Packt Publishing books in the past as part of book reviews. The books I reviewed are JBoss AS 7 Configuration, Deployment and Administration, Java EE 6 Cookbook for Securing, Tuning, and Extending Enterprise Applications, and Java EE 6 Development with NetBeans 7. In addition, I have purchased three electronic books from Packt Publishing (Groovy for Domain-Specific Languages, Learning jQuery, and Java 7 New Features Cookbook).
Packt Publishing has offered me an electronic book for promoting this celebration event and I am having a difficult time choosing from many selections that look interesting including Grails 1.1 Web Application Development, GlassFish Security, Java 7 Concurrency Cookbook, Akka Essentials, and Java EE 6 with GlassFish 3 Application Server.