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Packt, publisher of specialist IT books, has today announced the launch of new discounts for any orders of multiple books. Visitors to who purchase 2-4 books will automatically receive an 18% discount, while those who purchase 5-10 books will receive 20% off of the books’ cover prices.

These discounts are available across all of Packt’s hard copy books bought via the company’s website, and organisations of all sizes are offered the opportunity to obtain books for their employees or members at discounted prices.

Larger discounts are on offer as well. If a greater number of books are required, an email address has been set up – – to help customers contact us about ordering in bulk much more efficiently. “Particularly since the launch of Packt Enterprise and Packt Open Source, Packt’s books are becoming ever more focussed, and therefore increasingly relevant to the specific needs of larger organisations.”, said Mark Nichols, marketing executive at Packt Publishing. “These new, easy to access discounts means that facilitating purchases in bulk will be much more simple.”

Packt Publishing are a unique publishing company specializing in highly focused books on specific technologies and solutions – please visit their site to find out more about them:

Each month we run a promotion with Packt in which LJC members will be selected at random to receive free books. This month we are offering 3 LJC members the chance to win;

First Prize Winner will receive 1 print copy and 1 e-copy of his/her choice,
Runner Up Winner – 1 print copy of his/her choice
Third Prize Winner – 1 e-copy of his/her choice.

Here are the books on offer this month, the winner will be picked at random and announced at the end of the month:

LWUIT 1.1 for Java ME Developers
Liferay Portal 5.2 Systems Development
Spring Web Flow 2 Web Development
Drools JBoss Rules 5.0 Developer’s Guide
WebSphere Application Server 7.0 Administration Guide
Pentaho Reporting 3.5 for Java Developers
JSF 1.2 Components
Seam 2.x Web Development
Oracle Modernization Solutions
Practical Data Analysis and Reporting with BIRT

To take part in the promotion all you have to do is send an email to me at with your name, your book choice and the address you would like your book to be sent. Please mark ‘Packt Publishing’ as the subject title.

Please visit the Packt site at

Congratulations to the winners of our June draw – Grzegorz, Greg & Sheikh Abdullawh!

Good luck,

Barry Cranford

What is the LJC

The London Java Community (LJC) is a group of Java Enthusiasts who are interested in benefiting from shared knowledge in the industry. Through our forum and regular meetings you can keep in touch with the latest industry developments, learn new Java (& other JVM) technologies, meet other developers, discuss technical/non technical issues and network further throughout the Java Community.