Get 5 books for The Price of 1 And Help People Too

My friends at Sitepoint, who is headquarter in Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria, is helping to raise money for the victims of the people affected by the massive bushfires in Victoria, Australia. The fires have claimed over 170 lives, left 5,000 homeless and is being call the worst natural disasters in Australian history. For the next three the days, Sitepoint is holding a buy 5 books for the price of 1 promotion, with all proceeds donated to victims of the Australian bushfires.

We’ve received advice that the best way to help out now is to give money. So, what we’ll be doing today at SitePoint is this: we’re offering a sale of any five SitePoint books for $29.95 USD, which is five books for the price of oneโ€”and donating 100% of the proceeds to bushfire relief. Readers will save a truckload and they’ll also be contributing to this very deserving cause.

Go to the Sitepoint sales page, Choose any 5 books and pay for just 1. Thatโ€™s $149.75 worth of SitePoint books for only $29.95. Remember, every dollar raised will be donated. This is a great opportunity to get some valuable books and help people at the same time. But hurry, this offers ends Friday, February 13.

Sitepoint needs your help to spread their message. Please blog about their offer or help spread the word on Twitter or other social media networks. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to buy some books.

41 thoughts on “Get 5 books for The Price of 1 And Help People Too”

  1. Chad says:

    That is a great way to raise money for a great cause. Props to SitePoint!

    1. True say!! Too bad it comes right when I’m fasting from reading – it means I don’t read anything for 2 weeks!!!

      Wait – I just read this didn’t I – son of a bitch!

      Alright, I guess that means I’ll have to order the books lol

      1. Ryan McLean says:

        Good on sitepoint. I never knew sitepoint was located in Australia.
        I am also located in australia. That is really cool that they are helping to raise money.
        When my blog is a little bit larger (once I get over the 2000 RSS mark) then I am going to start raising money for charity through my blog.

        1. John Chow says:

          While one of the founders of Sitepoint lives in Vancouver, the other founders and Sitepoint itself are headquarter in Australia.

          1. That’s correct. Also, one of the cool things about living in Melbourne amongst these guys is that they have sales just for people living in my city. It lets me get one back on all those amazingly cool/cheap websites that refuse to ship outside the US/Canada.

            Thanks for supporting this John.

    2. Paul B says:

      I’ve been backwards and forwards ordering more and more, I think I’ve got the full set of 30 now! Got to say that not only is this an excellent thing to do to help the poor people caught up in those fires but it’s also a fantastic deal for us too! I’ve only had the time to quickly flick through the books I’ve bought but the quality in each has been top notch.

      It really is a bargain – and for a brilliant cause.

  2. This is superb!
    I really like’s books. Plus I know my money will be used for a noble cause as well.

  3. Adam says:

    Great post John! Good to hear the rest of the world are thinking of us Aussie’s in our time of need.

    Another way people can help is to donate money directly to our official Victorian Bushfire Appeal 2009 at

    Every donation, no matter how small, goes along way….


  4. Ray Ebersole says:

    Great post John and a great cause. I just did a 1 line blog post that links here.

  5. Nothing says:

    Let’s also clarify that those are not really books (complete e-books) they are only “Chapters” What a waste of money! Yeah the money are to “help”…Whatever! What a scam!

    1. John Chow says:

      What you mean chapters? They are complete ebooks with nothing missing. I guess the Amazon Kindle is a scam too since it does nothing but read ebooks.

      1. Nothing says:

        oh by the way, at least you answer my reply…Who is the evil now?

        1. You’re an idiot mate. The money – 100% of it – will go to help people who have lost everything they own, who have lost their own children, parents, siblings and friends. It’s horrific and your cynicism is disgusting.

    2. Paul B says:

      At an average of between 200-400 full colour pages that’s some pretty hefty chapter. Have you even bothered to buy any to see for yourself?

      Easily some of the best techy books (e or not) that I’ve ever bought and I’ve got a reference library of over 500 and counting. Even better it’s no trouble to remove the password and have them on your Sony Reader for easier reading.

      1. Nothing says:

        What about “Flipping websites”? 46 pages. Took from their e-book that John Promoted long ago…

        1. The best – and most lifechanging – ebook I ever read was 13 pages long. And 12 pages of it were junk. If you want something that’s long, go read the Bible or Lord of the Rings.

  6. Whateverebay says:

    Our prayers go out to the families affected by the fires. John, it is always wonderful and inspiring to know that you use your Powers for Good! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Great cause! Heading over there right now…

  9. Silvia says:

    I think people aiming to help the bushfires will be a success .God always blesses kindness.

  10. Mike says:

    Also, the books are for PDFs, not actual printed copies.

  11. Great cause, I will check it out and buy some ebooks. Thanks John.

  12. I think people aiming to help the bushfires will be a success .God always blesses kindness.

  13. this is a great cause to help people while still getting a “gift” in return. Hopefully something positive can come about in this current tragedy and Sitepoint is definitely heading in this right direction.

  14. flat screen says:

    Great effort to help out the horrible tragedy.

  15. Reyn Aria says:

    Great initiative from Sitepoint. I’m heading to there now…

  16. It’s a terrible tragedy. I’m going to buy the books and ask my friends to

  17. That is a nice offer from sitepoint and more so its nice that they are helping the needy. I read this on problogger yesterday.

  18. wow..very nice..iam going to buy some. Thanks John

  19. I just thought Iโ€™d provide a quick update on the initiative. So far weโ€™ve raised over USD $125K/ AUD $195K with plenty of time left to grab a bargain. For everyone that already has โ€“ from the bottom of my heart โ€“ thank you.

  20. It’s great to see bloggers come together for a cause.

  21. Silvia says:

    I read about the tragedy in other posts as well and it is seen how many people try to help the bushfires.

  22. This is very good of site point to help the people in need! ๐Ÿ™‚ Lets see if I can help by tweeting this.

    Cheers! ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Good for them.

    I’ve seen pictures of the animals that were involved & they were heartbreaking. I also feel bad for the people that lost relatives/friends in the fire, but hopefully they’re all in a better place now.

  24. I just sent a tweet to all my friends telling them about this. Hopefully we’ll get the message across to more people too.

    Peter Lee

  25. Tommy says:

    Damn! I miss the offer! T_T

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