[vox] [fwd] Peachpit User Group Partner Program News: March 2009
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Dear User Group members,
This month we have a little taste for almost every flavor of group. For our
Mac groups we have two _Apple Training Series: iLife_ books covering the new
generation of digital lifestyle apps in iLife '09.
Legendary magazine photographer Joe McNally is back with _The Hot Shoe
Diaries_, a treat for Photography groups looking to make great images using
a flash. Also, the treats just keep coming--Martin Evening's cool new video
will answer the question, "How black should I make my blacks?"
Web design and development groups should check out _When Search Meets Web
Usability_, which will explain the "How" of search optimization and the
"Why" of Web usability.
Photoshop Hall-of-Famer, Ben Willmore, is back with _Adobe Photoshop CS4
Studio Techniques_. This time he brought along a friend, Dan Ablan, an
accomplished photographer and 3D animator. Together they will give you an
in-depth understanding of how Photoshop works, cutting through the fat to
focus on what they consider to be Photoshop's essential features.
usergroups at peachpit.com
_PEACHPIT 2009 CATALOG_
Our new Peachpit 2009 catalog, packed with page after page of great training
books, eBooks, Rough Cuts, online video, Short Cuts, and more, is now
available! If you need some for your next meeting send an email to
usergroups at peachpit.com with your quantity. You can also download an
electronic copy now, at http://www.peachpit.com/catalog.
_SAVE IN MARCH AT BARNES & NOBLE_
Save 30% off list price on select Visual QuickStart Guides from Barnes &
Noble Booksellers and on http://www.bn.com through 3/31/09.
_Bonus Offer:_ Send us your receipt number and we'll give you a free video
of Top 5 Features of _Photoshop CS4: Video QuickStart Guide_! Simply e-mail
your B&N receipt number to peachpit at peachpit.com. Please be sure to
provide the e-mail address associated with your Peachpit.com account. If you
don't already have an account, go to http://www.peachpit.com/register to sign up and
let us know which e-mail address you used, so we can add the video to your
_SECRETS OF THE BLACKS SLIDER IN LIGHTROOM 2_
Peachpit author Martin Evening, of _The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Book:
The Complete Guide for Photographers_, has just posted a really cool new
video to Lightroom-News.com: http://lightroom-news.com/2009/03/09/how-black-are-your-blacks
The movie clip is all about how much to safely clip the blacks when working
with different types of images, as well as how the black clipping point you
set in Lightroom relates to the black clipping point of the print output
process. The answer to the question "how black should I make my blacks?" may
be easier than you think.
_SNEAKING UP ON SNOW LEOPARD_
We want to whet your appetite a bit and give you a sneak peak at the Snow
Leopard titles we're working on:
* _Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Peachpit Learning Series_ by Robin Williams
and John Tollett
* _Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide_ by Maria Langer
* _Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Pocket Guide_
* _The Little Mac Book, Snow Leopard Edition_ by Robin Williams
Sorry we don't have confirmed release dates yet, but stay tuned for more
announcements in upcoming e-newsletters.
_SEARCH AND ACCESS DESIGN AND TECH BOOKS ONLINE OR ON YOUR PHONE_
Safari Books Online is now fully optimized to support the top mobile devices
in the United States. Get searchable access to thousands of the best design
and technology resources online, and now search and access more than 6,500
mobile-friendly books directly from your BlackBerry, Nokia, Windows Mobile,
and iPhone smartphone or mobile device!
Get 15 Days Free Plus 15% Off for a Limited Time:
_VOICES THAT MATTER: WEB DESIGN CONFERENCE_
_EXCLUSIVE USER GROUP DISCOUNT:_ Save $200 when you register by using the
User Group Priority Code _WBVSGNS_!
Join our top Web design authors on April 27-30, at the Grand Hyatt in San
Francisco, where they'll bring their years of experience and knowledge to
the _Voices That Matter: Web Design Conference_. They will lead lively and
interactive discussions with the hundreds of Web designers in attendance,
answering questions, sharing experiences and helping you find new
inspiration. Speakers include Steve Krug, Marty Neumeier, Sandra Niehaus and
Stephanie Sullivan, just to name a few.
Visit http://www.voicesthatmatter.com/webdesign2009 for a complete list of
speakers. Join us in San Francisco and become one of the voices that matter!
* Using Project Windows in QuarkXpress 8
By Kelly Kordes Anton, John Cruise
* Embedding Live Data in Dreamweaver CS4
By David Karlins
* Retouching Blemishes in Adobe Photoshop CS4
By Chris Orwig
* Keyframe Interpolation in Adobe After Effects CS4
By Antony Bolante
Check out what's available now on Peachpit TV"
Upcoming Conferences/Author Appearances
_PHOTOSHOP WORLD CONFERENCE AND EXPO_
March 25-27, 2009
John B. Hynes Convention Center
Come check us out in the Peachpit/NAPP official bookstore in booth #100, where
you can peruse our latest Photoshop and photography books. You'll also get
the chance to explore all of the latest Photoshop plug-ins, digital cameras,
scanners, printers, imaging software, hardware, storage devices, and new
Photoshop-related peripherals from some of the key players in the market.
_SOCIETY FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC EDUCATION_
March 26-29, 2009
Fairmont Dallas Hotel
The 2009 SPE National Conference will convene in Dallas, taking up the theme
of "Sprawl." Sprawl is a physical manifestation of civic growth and
population migration, housing developments and "big-box" retail parks. The
2009 SPE National Conference will feature image-makers, historians, critics,
and curators to illuminate the visual and cultural complexities of Sprawl as
a defining concept and reality of our twenty-first century public
experience. Come check out our booth, #43, at the Exhibits Fair, which will
run Friday and Saturday.
Apple Store, San Francisco
Saturday, April 4, 2009
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
1 Stockton St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
Join Peachpit author Norman Hollyn at the Apple Store in San Francisco on
Saturday, April 4, from 1-2 p.m. He will give a presentation on his
groundbreaking book, _The Lean Forward Moment: Create Compelling Stories
for Film, TV, and the Web_ (http://www.peachpit.com/title/0321585453).
Norman Hollyn is an Associate Professor and head of the film editing track
at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. As
a picture editor and music editor, Norman has worked on a range of projects
in film and television, with Hollywood greats such as Alan J. Pakula, Sidney
Lumet, and Francis Ford Coppola.
April 20-23, 2009
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV
During the show, make your way to the Official Bookstore where some of our
well-known authors like Diana Weynand, Stu Maschwitz, and Larry Jordan will
be signing books. For a full listing of authors and scheduled times, go to
The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes
By Joe McNally
List Price: $39.99
The Photoshop Elements 7 Book for Digital Photographers
By Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski
List Price: $49.99
Online Communities Handbook: Building your business and brand on the Web
By Anna Buss and Nancy Strauss
List Price: $34.99
Apple Training Series: iLife 09
By Michael E. Cohen, Michael Wohl, Richard Harrington, and Mary Plummer
List Price: $39.99
Apple Training Series: iWork 09
By Richard Harrington
List Price: $39.99
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Studio Techniques
By Ben Willmore
List Price: $54.99
_Web Design & Development/Programming_
A Project Guide to UX Design: For User Experience Designers In the Field
or In the Making
By Russ Unger and Carolyn Chandler
List Price: $34.99
When Search Meets Web Usability
By Shari Thurow and Nick Musica
List Price: $29.99
Monthly Book Selection
Please visit Peachpit.com to select your free monthly book. Remember, we
will accept book requests for up to two weeks after you receive the monthly
newsletter. Be sure to get your requests in by the deadline, so you can
continue to enjoy great books for free!
Select the operating state for your group and click Submit. (NOTE: Groups
outside the United States and Canada should select OTHER as their operating
state. It's found in the O section as opposed to at the end of the list).
Select your group name from the pull-down menu and fill in ALL the required
fields that follow. Please do not forget to include your phone number as
this is now required for shipping.
***PLEASE NOTE!*** INCOMPLETE REQUESTS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED
If you experience any problems with the form, you can submit your monthly
book selection directly to usergroups at peachpit.com.
For Groups New to our User Group Program
_USER GROUP COUPON CODE_
We provide your group members with a 35% discount off the list price of any
of our books. At checkout, right before entering their credit card
information, they must enter the user group coupon code _UE-23AA-PEUF_
(case-sensitive). This coupon code is an exclusive offer that may not be
used in conjunction with any other coupon codes.
_PEARSON AFFILIATE PROGRAM_
Your user group is a valued member of our Pearson community, and we would
like to extend an invitation to you to join and earn money for your group.
Learn more and join at http://www.peachpit.com/affiliates.
We have transitioned Peachpit's User Group bulk sales management to our
Corporate Sales department. All bulk order requests should be directed to
our Corporate Sales professionals. Groups will not be restricted to ordering
a certain number of titles, but rate is set on a sliding scale based on
Please e-mail any inquiries to corpsales at pearsoned.com and include your
group name, city, and state. A representative for your region of the country
will contact you to set up your account, obtain your order, and answer
questions on discounts.
_BOOKS FOR REVIEW_
Requests for books to review should be sent to usergroups at peachpit.com
and come from the group leader only.
Your e-mail should list the following information IN THE FORMAT THAT
??? GROUP NAME/YOUR NAME
??? ISBN AND TITLE
Members have 90 days to complete a review, post it on the group's Web site
or in your UG newsletter (if applicable), and send it to us.
We also ask that reviewers try to post their reviews to Web sites such as
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Borders. We value the fact that you can share
your opinions in other public forums!
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