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10Jul
2008
Free Books for Schools and Educational Institutions Round 2

Several years ago I noted that each time I release a new book, my publisher sends boxes of copies for my own use. I hang on to several, and send copies to some folks, but the rest sit in boxes in my office. I had lots of books stacked away, copies of my ColdFusion books, SQL books, and more. Back then I offered to get them in to the hands of teachers and students and school libraries, making them available to those who might otherwise not have access to copies, individuals who (hopefully) could benefit from them. All in all I gave away over 250 books back then, and I hope the recipients found them useful.

And now the books have piled up again, and so it's time for round 2. If you work for (or attend) a school or college or educational institution, and can use copies of my books on ColdFusion, SQL, MySQL, SQL Server, CF/Flash, CF/J2EE, and more, please e-mail me.

Please note that I can't promise to honor requests for specific books. Also note that some of these books are on older versions of products (I won't send books on CF4 and CF5, for example, as they are not that useful anymore, but books on CFMX and CF7 are indeed useful even to CF8 users, and so I will send those). And finally, it's first come first served.

Oh, and please share this post with others who you think may be interested, thanks!

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Comments (7)



  • William from Lagos

    Emails are being rejected by your server

  • William from Lagos

    Emails are being rejected by your server

  • Ben Forta

    William, I have received over 400 e-mails today from my server, including 50 or so since you posted that comment.

    --- Ben

    #3Posted by Ben Forta | Jul 10, 2008, 06:54 PM
  • William from Lagos

    That doesn't sound good. I hope you get to find mine through most of that junk, I suppose.

  • Ben Forta

    William, I have no e-mail from you, sorry.

    --- Ben

    #5Posted by Ben Forta | Jul 10, 2008, 07:25 PM
  • Adam

    Hi Ben -

    I just received my books from you. I appreciate it so much! I can now return my previous versions to the library and highlight my most used sections!

    Thanks again!
    Adam

    #6Posted by Adam | Jul 15, 2008, 01:04 PM
  • Koen

    I recieved the books. Many thanks, Ben !!

    #7Posted by Koen | Jul 21, 2008, 09:11 AM