So, what makes it a "Special Edition?" Well, the special edition provides 12 months free subscription to the electronic version of the book through the new online library from Wrox - Wroxbase, the usual price of this subscription would be $45. This exclusive offer is unique only to this title.
If you already own the first edition and don’t want to spend $59.99 on the "Special Edition" then don’t feel left out. Wrox have produced a final release pack that is available for you to download for free. This is a Zip file which will include: the new updated code, in both C# and VB.NET, documentation of differences between the first edition and the new special edition, PDF files of chapter 13 and chapter 14 (significant changes were made) as well as some other content.
As an owner of the first edition you too can take advantage of Wroxbase. Wrox are giving you the opportunity to subscribe to the online version of Professional ASP.NET 1.0 Special Edition for the unique price of just $12 (usual price $45). This is a great opportunity that may just help you reduce your backache from carrying heavy books around all day because you can access the title from any computer.