Michael Miller

Hi, I'm Michael Miller; welcome to my website. I'm a best-selling and somewhat prolific writer, with more than 100 non-fiction books 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 accomplishment.

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:

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Wireless Networking   Web Words That Work   Easy Facebook   Selling Your Crafts Online   Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics   Easy Computer Basics   Ultimate Digital Music Guide   Complete Idiot's Guide to Conducting

Writing for the Web?

Web Words That WorkDo 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 ebook formats.

Interested in Windows 8?

Google AdSense QuickGuideAbsolute Beginner's Guide to Computer BasicsWindows 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 these books!

Are You a Music Lover?

Ultimate Digital Music GuideIn support of my recent book, The Ultimate Digital Music Guide, I've started a new Ultimate Digital Music 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!


Curious About Conducting?

If you conduct music, would like to conduct music, or are forced into conducting music, you need my brand-new book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Conducting Music. You'll also find useful the accompanying videos for the book, which you can view for free online. Here's the first video for your viewing pleasure, there are fifteen in all. Check 'em out -- and start swinging that stick!


Upcoming Books

My Google Chromebook, 2nd Edition (Que)

My Windows 8 PC for Seniors (Que)

Facebook Essentials, 3rd Edition (Que, video lessons)

Introduction to Social Networking, 2nd Edition (Pearson Higher Education)

Online Articles

The Que 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

Just 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:

Computer America with Craig Crossman

Computer Outlook Radio Talk Show with John Iasiuolo

Let's Talk Computers with Alan Ashendorf

Make sure you listen in -- and support those advertisers!



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