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Packt Publishing’s Yearly $5 e-book sale

Packt Publishing is having their annual $5 e-book sale, from now until….hmm, I’m not sure when.  For me, it’s a bit like going to Daiso:  hey, it’s cheap, so let’s get this, and this, and….what, I spent that much!  In my case, I just spent $50 for 10 e-books on a variety of topics.  All e-books are available in PDF; many are also available, for no additional charge, in ePub, Mobi, and Kindle formats.

Packt’s books are primarily oriented towards software developers and IT.  I recommend browsing the table of contents and checking Amazon for reviews before buying; I’d say their quality is more uneven than another favorite of mine, Manning.

Some notes of what they have that I’m interested in:

  • Lots and lots of books on Python and related topics such as SciPy.
  • A good selection of maker/hobby/embedded books on the BeagleBone, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, OpenCV, ROS (Robotic Operating System) and such.
  • Some interesting .NET books on C#, WCF, and such.


December 16, 2016   No Comments