Hi, I'm Michael Miller;
welcome to my website. I'm
and somewhat prolific writer, with more than
published over the past two
decades. I'm known for my casual, easy-to-read writing style
and my ability to explain a wide variety of complex topics to an
everyday audience. Collectively, my books have
sold more than a million copies worldwide -- not a bad
I'm also an accomplished
drummer, composer, and arranger.
I've combined my knowledge of music
with my writing talents to produce a series of best-selling music
instruction books in Alpha's Complete Idiot's Guide series. I've written about all manner of
music-related topics, including music theory, composition, arranging, drums
and percussion, and the music business in general.
I love my music books, but that's not all I write about.
My portfolio includes books about various computer and technology topics,
including computer hardware and software, Facebook, and eBay; in addition, I
write business books about marketing and other related topics. For what it's
worth, I also contribute articles to a variety of websites and publications,
and do the odd bit of consulting when it strikes my fancy. I reside in the
Twin Cities area, where on any given day you'll find me at a local
coffeehouse, tapping the keys on my notebook PC.
Recently Published Books -- Click to Find Out More:
Writing for the Web?
you do any online writing? Write copy for a website? Compose articles
for an online news site or blog? Tweet or post to any social media?
Create online press releases? Then you need the helpful and practical
advice in my new book, Web Words That Work: Writing Online
Copy That Sells. Writing for online media is different
than writing for print; even if you're an experienced writer you'll find
things are much different. And if you're not a skilled writer but still
tasked with writing online copy -- well, you need all the help you can
get! That's where my book comes in; it's a comprehensive guide to
everything you need to know about online writing. (That includes writing
for search engines as well as people!) Check it out in either print or
Interested in Windows 8?
8 is the latest, most controversial version of Microsoft's ubiquitous
operating system. Love it or hate it, you have to use it if you buy a
new PC. And if you upgrade your existing computer to Windows 8, you have
a lot of new things to learn -- and old things to relearn. Good thing
for you I've written two new books all about Windows 8: Easy
Computer Basics, Windows 8 Edition
and Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics, Windows 8
Edition. Trust me -- if you're using Windows 8, you need
Are You a Music Lover?
support of my recent book, The Ultimate Digital
Music Guide, I've started a new Ultimate
Guide Blog. I post to it whenever I damned well feel like
it, about anything I damned well feel like writing about -- music-related, that is. I
hope you find it an interesting read!
Facebook Essentials, 3rd
Edition (Que, video lessons)
Introduction to Social
Networking, 2nd Edition (Pearson Higher
Publishing website publishes several of my articles every month. I
write about everything from Facebook and eBay to online marketing and
other business topics. You're bound to find something of interest, and
they're all free!
Click here to check out all the articles (and related books) I've
written for Que.
On the Radio
a reminder that I'm a regular guest on several radio shows each
month, all of which are available online. Here's where to hear me: