In an effort to get more exposure, door prises and some extra information, the PHP User Group of Kansas City has been submitted to the O’Reilly & Associates User Group program. I think we are still awaiting “final approval” but as we have been meeting for quite some time now…well, I’ll let you know when I hear anything. For now, I’ve attached an email detailing some of the benefits once we are “approved.”
Subject: O'Reilly User Group Registration Date: 28 Apr 2003 07:48:53 -0700 Thanks for registering for the O'Reilly User Group Program. Your application has been submitted for approval. Explanation of program benefits: Review copies: O'Reilly offers free review copies of our books to qualified user groups. As the group contact, you may request a free review copy for your newsletter or web site. Requests for review copies MUST be submitted by you, as the contact of your group. If you wish for the review copy to be shipped to someone other than yourself, please supply the name, address and phone number of that person for shipment. Once a review of a book has been written, please send us a copy. Discounts: Your group members are entitled to a 20% discount on O'Reilly products purchased directly from us. Information for placing an order is provided on the discount flyers that will be shipped to you, upon acceptance to the program. Your members are also entitled to a 20% discount on O'Reilly conferences and tutorials. Other special discount offers may also be forwarded to your group from time to time. Other benefits: In addition, we regularly donate books and other promotional items for raffles or auctions to help your group raise money, or for meeting door prizes. On a quarterly basis, we'll send our latest catalog. Some of our authors are willing to speak at user group meetings--let us know if you are interested and well do what we can to help you arrange speakers. We'll also send you links to articles, tips, and news from the O'Reilly web site: www.oreilly.com and from the O'Reilly Network: www.oreillynet.com when we think the topics may interest you. Following verification of your registration information, we'll send your group a "Welcome Package" which includes an O'Reilly gift, 20% discount flyers, and our latest catalog. Please allow at least 6 weeks for delivery. What you can do for O'Reilly (not required): *Post an O'Reilly User Group Program banner to your web site, which you can find at: http://ug.oreilly.com/banners/ Please have the banner link back to www.oreilly.com. *If you don't have a web site, but you do have a newsletter, please print our sponsorship information in your newsletter. We can provide logo art upon request. *Encourage your members to review our books and post the reviews on your site or newsletter--making sure to notify me when the reviews are available. If you don't have a newsletter, please provide information to your group about O'Reilly products and UG Program benefits to your group email list.
Also, if you are willing to write a review, you may also request a review copy of any O’Reilly title to be ordered for the group library. You will have to present your findings and submitt your article to our site…but you will be FAMOUS AMONG YOUR PEERS!!!