My Books

Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read

WordPress2eThis is a WordPress primer. If you’re a WordPress developer, this book isn’t for you. I cover everything from installing WordPress ( isn’t covered) to installing Plugins to writing your first post.

And yes, I did get some flack from people since Blankbaby runs on TypePad and not WordPress. It seems folks think that you have to pick one blogging engine and spend all your time with it. I’m a blogging polyglot, and I’m not ashamed!

The second edition covers all the goodness one can find in WordPress 3

You can buy Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read from these fine Web sites:

Building a TypePad Blog People Want to Read

TypepadAs you probably gathered from the title, Building a TypePad Blog People Want to Read is all about TypePad (which I totally heart). I’ve learned a bunch of stuff about writing from my first two books (and the reviews on my WordPress book) and I applied those lessons to make this book much better.

You’ll learn everything you ever wanted to know about Typepad, and more! Subjects include:

  • Pointing your own URL to your blog
  • Using Typelists to conquer the world (well, show stuff on your blog)
  • Customizing your blog’s design
  • All your blog’s settings, explained!

Buy it at these fine online stores:

The Kindle Pocket Guide

KindleI love my Kindle (well, Kindles) so when I was offered the opportunity to write a book about it, I jumped! Some might ask, “Isn’t the Kindle pretty easy to use?” To them I say, “Yes!” However, there are some tricks that aren’t apparent when you first pick up your Kindle that I share with you. Also, I teach you how to take all the stuff you already have and get it on your Kindle, for free!

Oddly, The Kindle Pocket Guide is only available as an eBook (something of an experiment) but you can get it from multiple sources: