Packt launches new brands

Packt Publishing, the publisher of my book, just launched two new brands: Packt Enterprise and Packt Open Source. In its first years, Packt specialized in books on open source software products. Over the past years, more and more books about commercial Enterprise software were published by them. To remain focussed, Packt decided to introduce two different brands under the Packt umbrella. I think focussing is always a good idea. On the other hand, there isn’t always a sharp line between Enterprise and Open Source. So it’s interesting to see which choices are going to be made in the future.

To celebrate the launch, Packt offers a 20% discount on all its hard copy books until May 3rd, 2010. An even larger discount is given on ebooks: 30%. Of course this is an excellent chance to buy the Apache MyFaces 1.2 Web Application Development book on a bargain!