October 15, 2008
Que Publishing To Give Away Four Asus Eee PC 4G Notebooks
To launch its new book, Using the Asus Eee PC, by Bill Lawrence, Que Publishing is holding a contest to give away four of these ultra-portable computers, retailed at $450 each. Open to U.S. residents aged 18 or older, the contest begins today, runs through November 29, 2008, and may be entered by visiting www.informit.com/eeepcgiveaway.
News Facts About the Book
-- Using the Asus Eee PC (ISBN 0-7897-3810-4) is the first published book about the Eee PC, an ultraportable known for its small size and affordable price.
-- Teaches the reader everything, from turning the machine on and connecting it to the internet, to how to upgrade, update, and get the most from these tiny computers.
-- Written for any audience, from students and business users, to first-time laptop owners and computer power-users.
-- Available for $24.99 U.S. at major retailers nationwide.
About the Author
Bill Lawrence is a writer, illustrator, graphic designer, and web designer with more than thirty years of experience in the field. His most recent works include Setting Up Google Apps Standard Edition and Google Apps in Education, which he co-authored. Previous works include The Complete Desktop Publisher (co-author), The GEM Desktop Publisher, and DR. DOS 6.0 by Example. Lawrence has written dozens of technical manuals and help systems, designed full-color magazine ads, authored courseware; created press releases; designed sales collateral; and created hundreds of illustrations. He's currently working as senior software engineer for Eaton Corporation. Lawrence is well versed in Linux and UNIX and has been an open-source evangelist for years. His books, magazine articles, and technical publications have won nine regional awards and one international award from the Society for Technical Communication (STC).
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