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.