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Below you will find a list of select new titles to be released this month. For a complete listing of our books, please visit our Website at
Consumer Technology:
Burning Down the House: Ripping, Recording, Remixing, and More! by Eliot Van Buskirk
ISBN: 0-07-222878-2; 288 pages; $24.99
CNET senior editor and music columnist Eliot Van Buskirk presents step-by-step instructions to show exactly why computers are the most powerful musical tools of all time. He explains the hardware, software, and terminology needed for the projects presented in the book and gives in-depth advice on topics such as ripping, burning, mixing a CD, recording and mixing live audio, creating a bootleg or mashup remix, producing a slideshow, Webcasting, and many others.
The Ultimate Palm Robot by Kevin Mukhar & Dave Johnson
ISBN: 0-07-222880-6; 304 pages; $29.99
Now, anyone curious about robotics can inexpensively build and enjoy their very own robot using any Palm handheld. Originally developed by Carnegie Mellon University robotics department graduate students, this prototype has enjoyed a cult following among enthusiasts. No programming required - Osborne provides the software and the authors explain step-by-step how to build and operate a version of the same robot.
How to Do Everything with Your eBay Business by Greg Holden
ISBN: 0-07-222948-9; 448 pages; $24.99
Greg Holden can help the novice eBay seller turn the satisfaction and excitement of online sales into a lucrative small business - and possibly even a full-time job! This step-by-step resource shows how to establish a seller's account, post attention-getting auction listings, and build confidence among bidders. The author also shares the secrets of how to boost sales with techniques such as no-reserve selling, letting the market determine price, how to locate inventory, implement marketing tricks, drum up free advertising to stand out from the competition, and much more.
How to Do Everything with Your iPAQ Pocket PC, Second Edition by Derek Ball and Barry Shilmover
ISBN: 0-07-222950-0; 456 pages; $24.99
This step-by-step guide helps its readers discover more than the essentials about their iPAQ. It explores its hardware, software, and accessories, and explains how to use the iPAQ as a portable entertainment station for music, movies and games. It shows how to connect it through a personal wireless network or through a public carrier. Enterprise-level case studies illustrate ways to apply iPAQ technology beyond its obvious uses.

How to Do Everything with Photoshop Album by Curt Simmons
ISBN: 0-07-222997-7; 376 pages; $24.99
Author and photography instructor Curt Simmons delivers simple instructions on how to import, organize, and fix photos, how to share photos through print or the Internet, how to create slide shows and photo books, and how to preserve favorites for posterity.
How to Do Everything with Paint Shop Pro 8 by Dave Huss
ISBN: 0-07-219107-4; 400 pages; $24.99
Dave Huss delivers useful information in cookbook fashion, leading his readers step-by-step through projects such as improving a dull digital camera photo, creating an image for displaying on the Web, repairing a damaged photograph, animating a Web site, and more.
Network Security: A Beginner's Guide, Second Edition by Eric Maiwald
ISBN: 0-07-222957-8; 504 pages; $39.99
This fully updated guidebook provides step-by-step instruction on implementing firewalls, wireless security, desktop protection, biometrics, and many of today's essential security measures. The author shows how to develop a complete security program through a series of tutorials designed to help readers understand Internet connectivity architecture, e-commerce, encryption, and intrusion detection. Plus, he explains security policy and current law, the management of risk, and the process of implementing and managing security.
Certification & Career Development:
Break into the Game Industry: How to Get a Job Making Video Games by Ernest Adams
ISBN: 0-07-222660-9; 256 pages; $24.99
Author, game designer, and producer Ernest Adams takes his readers inside the game industry, and delivers an action plan for them to break in - even without any game industry experience. He offers valuable career advice and details about the different jobs that are available. Whether you're a curious gamer, a student, or a career changer seeking immediate help, this handy guide provides the information and insider advice needed to land a job in the game industry.
CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition by Shon Harris
ISBN: 0-07-222966-7; 960 pages; $79.99
This comprehensive, up-to-date resource provides complete coverage of all the material - including the latest revisions - of the Certified Information Systems Security Professional exam. With full treatment of all the exam topics, as developed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, this definitive, dual-purpose tool contains learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, helpful exam tips, sample questions, and real-world scenarios.
Ultimate Game Design: Building Game Worlds by Tom Meigs
ISBN: 0-07-222899-7; 368 pages; $34.99
Veteran game developer Tom Meigs covers the foundations of game design, including previsualization, level stubbing and layout, lighting, texturing, behavior scripting, and using particles, and explains in detail each stage of game development and design. Each chapter features an in-depth interview with a game industry expert as well as case a study based on Tom's real-world experiences working on Sony PlayStation games and various other projects.
Practical J2EE Application Architecture by Nadir Gulzar
ISBN: 0-07-222711-7; 512 pages; $44.99
This book provides developers with a complete roadmap for building large-scale J2EE applications. The author provides a cohesive approach for producing optimal solutions through rigorous life-cycle management techniques from inception through deployment.
SQL Server 2000 Stored Procedure & XML Programming, Second Edition by Dejan Sunderic
ISBN: 0-07-222896-2; 696 pages; $49.99
This helpful resource contains simple explanations for developers who are just starting to work with stored procedures and XML, as well as advanced recommendations and techniques for experienced developers. The author explains how to manage SQL Server resources using Enterprise Manager, Query Analyzer, SQL Profiler, Visual SourceSafe, Visual Basic, Visual Studio .NET, and much more.
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Break into the Game Industry: How to Get a Job Making Video Games

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