Winter Book Club with GNU Press!
This fall, GNU Press launched new editions of two old favorites, the Emacs Reference Manual and Free Software, Free Society. Proceeds from the book sales will go to fund our efforts to protect and promote computer users' freedom.
Learn GNU Emacs via the Emacs Reference Manual (version 24.5). Each manual comes with an Emacs Reference Card, which can also be purchased separately at http://shop.fsf.org. By embracing GNU Emacs, programmers can revel in having an extensible Lisp playground to automate their workflow environment. There is now a channel on Freenode called #emacs-beginners that is dedicated to assisting people through the learning process.
Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman is now in its third edition. The book showcases the relevancy of free software and addresses the evolving list of threats to both our freedom and our privacy. The book is available in paperback and in hardcover.
Fans of both books or many of the others listed on GNU Press should share their thoughts in #fsf on Freenode. Free software advocates here in Boston have even created their own free software reading group, similar to a book club. We also welcome discussion on the LibrePlanet mailing list.
As always, please add your GNU Press suggestions to our Ideas page. Associate members of the Free Software Foundation get a 20% discount on all purchases made through the GNU Press store, so if you are not a member already, join today! For announcements about new products available in the GNU Press store, subscribe to the mailing list.