Packt Publishing is about to publish its 1000th title, on the 30th of September, 2012.
Packt published their first book in April 2004. They now have a lot of books on about every subject from web development to IT architecture, games to e-commerce. Their books are known for their high quality.
For this occasion, they are offering a surprise gift to all their members. If you want to be part of it, you just have to sign up for a free Packt Publishing account. If you're already registered, you don't have anything to do! You need to be registered before the 30th of September in order to get involved.
Packt is also known for their support to Open Source. They support Open Source projects through a project royalty donation. They already have contributed over £300,000. For this special occasion, they will allocate 30,000 to share between projects and authors in their own way that will be disclosed on the website soon.
For more information about Packt Publishing, their books or how to sign-up for a free account for this offer, you can view the official website: http://www.packtpub.com/