[BALUG-Admin] O'Reilly Discount Banners for BALUG.org; web site/design layout, etc.
Sat Aug 2 21:25:46 PDT 2008
good points. several publishers send books to LUGs
as a matter of promotion, often hoping, or more strongly
brow-beating, to get reviews. a stronger commitment seems
in order for a place on the page.
i like advertising supporters, i have to say, in the
case their support is significant.
On Sat, 2008-08-02 at 20:29 -0700, Michael Paoli wrote:
> Just my opinion ;-) but ...
> There are also many other publishers (e.g. Apress) that
> also are willing to send free ("review copies") to BALUG,
> extend User Group (UG) discounts to BALUG member(s),
> and would like us to also display their banner.
> That (and other sponsors or major sponsors) going - at least
> on the main home page, I think is generally not a great idea ...
> can end up looking too cluttered/commercial/"noisy" and/or like
> BALUG's "sold out" to our supporting interests ... or something
> like that (well, different folks tend to interpret banners and such -
> especially on main home page - differently).
> I'd be much more inclined to put any applicable such banner(s) (with
> links and other relevant information) on a separate
> contributors/contributing/sponsors page, e.g. something roughly like
> what I've drafted / mocked up here:
> I was sort of hoping for a site redo (at least first major phase) before
> LinuxWorld, but been a bit too busy, ... perhaps by September or so? :-)
> Feel free to have a look around:
> and let me know what you think ... or maybe hold that feedback until
> about Monday 2008-08-11, as I'll be pretty busy until about then (as
> will many that are rather involved with LinuxWorld, Picn*x, DEFCON,
> Debian Camp, etc.)
> Quoting Andrew Fife <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > O'Reilly treats BALUG pretty well with free copies of pretty much any book
> > we want. Does anybody object to helping them out by displaying one of
> > their discount banner ads? In addition to helping O'Reilly, members may
> > appreciate knowing about the 35% discount. Here is a link to the various
> > banners.
> > http://ug.oreilly.com/promote/discount/
> > P.S. If there is an O'Reilly book that you want, and there is at least a
> > reasonable chance of doing a review, please let me know that I can request
> > if for you.
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