Since the beginning of the year I’ve been trying to include a SQL related book in the bi-weekly Connector. Basically I hit Amazon and search for SQL Server, look for a book that has been recently published (and is shipping!), then try to make sure I’m alternating publishers so what we don’t play favorites. Sanj at PASS HQ put up a page at http://www.sqlpass.org/LearningCenter/NewsletterArchive/BookReviews.aspx that lists the ones we featured so far, interesting to look at, and makes it easier for me to keep track of which publishers we’ve featured lately. No complicated algorithm, no web service, no fee to get a book listed, just me scrolling the list and picking one that I think the members might be interested to hear about.
I'm Andy Warren, currently a SQL Server trainer with End to End Training. Over the past few years I've been a developer, DBA, and IT Director. I was one of the original founders of SQLServerCentral.com and helped grow that community from zero to about 300k members before deciding to move on to other ventures.