User Groups

Welcome to the IBM Press User Group Page

IBM Press is excited to offer IBM product-focused user groups an opportunity to provide their members with valuable resources and learning tools at no cost. We accomplish this through the contribution of leading-edge titles and content from the most qualified authors in technology. Our goal in working with user group organizations is to support the community in various ways, while introducing new resources that facilitate learning technology. To better understand the topics and user level of professional books we publish, browse the IBM Press bookstore.


If you are a:
DB2 user, please click through to register for a local Regional User Group [RUG] chapter of the International DB2 Users Group [IDUG].

WebSphere user, please click through to register for a local chapter of the Global WebSphere Community [GWC].

Rational user, please click through to register for a local Rational User Group [RUG] chapter.

A user of IBM Notes and Domino, please click to become involved with

User Group Member at IBM Press


Following is a sampling of the User Group Program member benefits that we offer:

  • Complimentary copies of books, coupons, and other promo items for raffles at your monthly meetings and/or special events
  • Speaking Engagements with IBM Press Authors
  • Announcements of our latest products

Additionally, there may be opportunities to work with your members on writing books, serving as technical editors on pre-publication manuscripts, and/or writing publicity reviews.

Affiliate Program

IBM Press has partnered with the International DB2 Users Group/the Global WebSphere Community/the Rational User Group, to offer User Group members a discount of at least 40% off list price, when registered User Group members purchase books directly from the respective User Group sites. Visit the "Members Benefits" sections of each site, or to learn more, contact IBM Press User Group Liaison Heather Fox at

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the IBM Press User Group Program, please contact Publicist Heather Fox at


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