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Introducing @Peachpit Friday Freebies!

By  Jan 28, 2010

Topics: Apple

Amidst all the Apple hoopla, we've got a fun little announcement of our own! This week marks the first of our weekly @Peachpit Friday Freebies!

Each week, we’ll post a video from a Peachpitter showing some great prizes we’re giving away—from books and videos to T-shirts and pieces of memorabilia. Check out the video below to see the giveaways for this week, and then scroll down for more prize details and info on how to win them!

New prizes will be posted each week, so be sure to check back and follow @Peachpit to see the latest stuff up for grabs.

With all the Apple excitement this week, we went with an Apple theme for our first week of giveaways (this was my first one...production quality and on-screen personality will get better...I hope!):


Prizes

  1. Autographed copy of Apple Training Series: AppleScript 1-2-3 and The Best Camera Is The One That’s With You: iPhone Photography with Chase Jarvis

This prize includes AppleScript 1-2-3, a guide to AppleScript written and autographed by the guru himself, Sal Soghoian, AppleScript product manager for Apple. Learn more about Sal and AppleScript 1-2-3 here. 

The Best Camera Is The One That’s With You: iPhone Photography with Chase Jarvis reimagines, reexamines, and redefines the intersection of art and pop culture through images shot with his iPhone.

  1. iPhone/iPod Pocket Guide Prize Pack

This prize pack includes copies of the latest editions of The iPod touch Pocket Guide, The iPhone Pocket Guide, and The iPod & iTunes Pocket Guide. These handy-dandy little books are the essential companions for your favorite toys.

  1. Kelby/White Prize Pack

This prize pack includes copies of the latest editions of The iPod Book, by Scott Kelby, and The iPhone Book, by Scott Kelby and Terry White. These good-lookin books skip the confusing techno-jargon and tell you exactly how to use the features you want to use most.

  1. iLife/iWork Prize Pack

This prize pack includes Apple Training Series: iWork ’09 (by Richard Harrington) and iLife ’09 (by Michael E. Cohen, Michael Wohl, Richard Harrington, and Mary Plummer), as well as The Macintosh iLife ’09 (by Jim Heid).


How to Play

  1. Follow @Peachpit (only followers are eligible). We’ll send a direct message (DM) to the winner, so you must be following us to find out if you won. (If you’re not on Twitter yet, just go to http://www.twitter.com and click the “get started – join!” button.)
  2. Stay tuned on Friday. Throughout the day, we’ll let you know which prize we’re giving away and the number of response you need to be to win. (For example: “#FRIDAYFREEBIES: Autographed copy of A World in HDR! Be the 7th person to tweet to @Peachpit w/hashtag #FridayFreebies to win!”)
  3. To enter, just send a message to @Peachpit with the hastag #FridayFreebies.
  4. All followers can win any prize.
  5. The winner will be announced on Twitter once we confirm eligibility.

We'd love to hear what you think of this new idea and if you have any special requests for future Friday Freebies. Feel free to get creative with your suggestions!