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Over the weekend I finished up a rating system for book on the .NET Book Club site along with other things. I also added a chapter preview portion to the book detail pages so you can preview a book before purchasing. I now need to work with the publishers to get more, but if there is a book you would like to see a preview for that we don't have, please ......

Win a copy of Windows Server 2003 (25 CAL) or one of ten copies of "Expert C# Business Objects" To enter this contest, just register and fill our the questionaire. A drawing will occur at the end of the contest to decide on the winner. To register, you must be a member on this club. Membership is free so sign up and cross your fingers. Enter Now ......

The first book club webcast is has been announced. Bill Evjen's ASP.NET 2.0 Beta Preview will be the first featured book of our club to have a live webcast where you will be able to interact with the author while he discusses the topics of the book. During the webcast, John Alexander and Jeff Julian will interview the author, then hand it off for a ......

One of the best reads of this autumn season is Keith Brown's The .NET Developer's Guide to Windows Security. If you haven't checked out this, I highly suggest you do. In fact, the .NET|BookClub is proud to have it as the Featured Book of the Month for November. Also, be on the lookout for some BIG news coming from the .NET|BookClub in the coming months. ......

I am pleased to announce the Featured Book of October is ASP.NET Developer's Cookbook, written by Steve Smith and Rob Howard. Steve Smith, host a weblog about serving in Iraq. Steve is the founder of many different communities we all know and love. Rob Howard, formerly of the ASP.NET team, has recently founded Telligent Systems, a custom software provider ......

As a book club, we like to feature recently released books. The problem is, there is not definitive feed for books coming out within the year. If you are planning to release a book before the summer of 2005 and want to have it featured at sometime by the book club, please let us know. Just send the title, ISBN, author list, and publisher ......

Our reading period is coming to an end and I want to take a quick poll to see how the reading is going. What did you like about this book? What didn't you? What would you like to see different next month? What is the maximum price you want to pay for the book? Also, our contest is still open for the Windows Server 2003 (25 CAL) Edition givewaya, so ......

Thanks to the wonderful individuals at Apress, we received a portion of the prizes we will be offering in our first contest. I think the picture shows it all, so check it out Yup that is 1..2..3...10, 10 copies of Rocky Lhotka's Expert C# Business Object Book. The grand prize will be announced at the beginning of the week so stay tuned. To enter, you ......

Starting a User Group chapter of the .NET Book Club is a challenge so I wanted to get a feeler out to see if anyone is attempting it? Also, let me know what you need from me to get the ball rolling. We have lots of bookmarks, so please feel free to email me your address and I will get you some. - Jeff Julian ......

Our book review system is now integrated directly into the site. To view our reviews, go to the "Book" menu and pick a category from the "Reviews" sub-menu. Next step is forums integration and a book search.



I just pushed the new .NET Book Club site, let me know what you think. I will be adding chapter previews and integrated reviews to the book detail page in the near future.

- Jeff Julian

The discussion is open for our latest Featured Book! The Author, Rocky Lhotka, will be available for questions and comments so feel free to ask anything. We are also working on a Webcast/Chat at the end of September to discuss the topics of the book and some of the conversations we pick from the forums. Membership is free, just join the book club, and ......

Tonight, I added the user profile maintenance and a book detail page to the new book club system. Here are a few samples. After using portals and working on existing web applications, I forgot how much work it takes to build something from the ground up. Especially when you are working on a hardcore deadline that you set yourself ......

Jason Salas reviewed Bill Evjen's new book, ASP.NET 2.0 Beta Preview, for the book club. Jason is definitely the book review guru of our community. We will see more from him in the near future. - Jeff Julian ......

This definitely is not the final product, but it does the basics we need. Now you can register yourself and a group or view available groups. The next push of functionally will be assign yourself to a group and a group admin tools. Tell me what you think, and if you see any issues, please report them. http://chapters.dotnetbookc... ......

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