FileMaker has announced plans to offer customers a free guide to FileMaker databases in eBook form.

Customers who purchase and register FileMaker Pro 8.5 or other qualifying products between now and 21 June can get hold of a copy of the new 178-page downloadable digital book, Creating a Database in FileMaker Pro 8.5: Visual QuickProject Guide, written by Steve Schwartz.

The cross platform guide explains the process of creating and using FileMaker databases using full colour graphics and directions.  It also explians how to take use the new features of FileMaker Pro 8.5, such as the FileMaker Web Viewer, which integrates live web data into a FileMaker database.

“FileMaker is incredibly easy to use and so is this QuickProject guide,” said Ryan Rosenberg, vice president of marketing and services. "It makes learning a database a fun, hands-on-keyboard experience.  I’m delighted we were able to work with Steve Schwartz and PeachPit Press to deliver this book that will enhance the experience of a huge number of new FileMaker Pro 8.5 users.”
Qualifying purchases include: FileMaker Pro 8.5, FileMaker Pro 8.5 Advanced, FileMaker Server 8, FileMaker Server 8 Advanced and FileMaker Mobile 8.