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Monday, October 1, 2012

Save money! Expand your library! Win my bits!

It seems that the marketing department at Addison-Wesley has been working overtime, and one of the plots they hatched to lure you to their web site, where they're offering free shipping (within the USA) and a 30% discount if you buy one C++ book and 40% if you buy two or more, is a chance to win a free copy of the digital bundle of my three C++ books.  They even sent me this snazzy graphic for you to click on:
Actually, they sent me three graphics, so you can click on these, too, if you want to:

I'm sure that high-performance server software is standing by to count your clicks and whisk you to the land of irresistible C++ discounts.

To get the full discount, be sure to use the discount code "CPLUSPLUS".

Many of Addison-Wesley's recent C++ titles are introductory, and it's been so long since I was in need of that kind of book, I don't offer recommendations on them, though certainly many of the horses in the Addison-Wesley stable have excellent reputations.  One book I have looked at and strongly recommend is Nicolai M. Josuttis' updated-for-C++11 second edition of The C++ Standard Library.  Getting 30% or 40% off that book (or book+PDF combo) would certainly be nice. And frankly, if you don't yet own a copy of C++ Templates: The Complete Guide (by Nicolai M. Josuttis (who at this point should be sending me kickbacks--but, alas, isn't) and David Vandevoorde), this would be a good time to fill that hole in your library. 

Happy shopping, and good luck with the drawing to win the combined bits of my books. I hope it goes without saying that you don't need to buy anything to get a chance to win the digital versions of my books, but in case it doesn't, you don't need to buy anything to get a chance to win the digital versions of my books. So sign up!

Scott

PS - My mole inside AW whispers, "We are advertising this promotion as applying only to C++ titles, but it works for any set of titles from InformIT." So if you want to scratch that Scala itch that's been bugging you or you want to combine your buying power with that of colleagues who use--gasp!--other languages, now's your chance.

4 comments:

Standback said...

Would you mind terribly whispering to your mole that, to a newcomer, this promotion is rather confusing?

I created an account, and entered my email in the box. I stacked up several C++ books, but I'm only seeing a 25% discount (which seems to be 20% discount for members, plus 5% for going over 55$, with no relation to the promotion). I'm not seeing any explanation how to get the 40% discount, nor any reason it doesn't register automatically :-/

Scott Meyers said...

@Standback: I've forwarded your comment to the mole, and either the mole will respond directly, or I'll paraphrase what I find out. I apologize for the confusion.

Scott

Anonymous said...

The banner ad says use promo code cplusplus at checkout.

Stephane Nakib said...

correct - the discount code to enter during check out is CPLUSPLUS (note it is case sensitive).