I think you're project and your attitude is great !
Btw even if this month I can't give much, you can count on my (small) financial support next month.
(oops ! now it's written I can't go back ;-)
I hope other monks will follow, and offer a book to newcomers...
As I fear big company won't push much in this project,
I think that we must count only on the brotherhood ;-)
Here are my 2 cents idea for determining who should get those books :
Why not make them a prize for new quests ?
(If possible not 'technical' quests, but reviews, interviews, any useful action requiring only good will...)
UPDATED : I removed the link to the O'reilly books (HTML copies), as some people told me it was illegal...
Until proven the contrary, I prefer to let things this way...