Michael N. Marcus is a book publishing consultant, book evaluator, book previewer and book reviewer.
He can help you write and publish a book you'll be proud of, and maybe even make money from.
Michael N. Marcus is the boss of RentABookReviewer.com.
He's also a bestselling author, editor, publisher, reader, blogger, journalist, book publishing consultant and renowned nitpicker.
He has a well-developed "ugly detector" and is dedicated to eradicating bad books.
His BookMakingBlog frequently includes book reviews, and features an annual Bad Book Week. You do NOT want your book to be included.
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Michael has been writing and editing professionally for more than 40 years. He majored in journalism at Lehigh University and was copyeditor at the student newspaper.
His writing career started when he published a newspaper in elementary school, and since then he has been an editor at Rolling Stone and has written for many other magazines and newspapers. Michael has provided the words for over one hundred websites and blogs. He specializes in making technology understandable, and often humorous.
At the urging of a misguided guidance counselor, he went to Lehigh to become an electrical engineer and was quickly disappointed to learn that engineering was mostly math -- and slide rules were not nearly as much fun as soldering irons.
Michael was one of the few literate people in his engineer-filled freshman dormitory and made money by editing term papers for classmates. He got into big trouble when he was caught running wire from his dorm room to a friend’s room two floors below, and when an inspector found a payphone in his suitcase. He didn't want the coins -- just the phone.
Michael lives in Connecticut with his wife, Marilyn, Hunter the Golden Retriever, and a lot of stuff --including both indoor and outdoor telephone booths, a “Lily Tomlin” switchboard, lots of books, CDs and DVDs, and many black boxes with flashing lights. Marilyn is very tolerant.
Born in New York in 1946, Michael’s a proud member of the first cohort of the Baby Boom. On his 65th birthday, he had his head shaved and his beard pruned. It was an act of rebellion because Marilyn did not want him to get a tattoo. Apparently, Marilyn is not tolerant enough.
personal website: www.MichaelMarc.us
help for authors: www.BookFur.com
publishing company: www.SilverSandsBooks.com
Silver Sands on Facebook: www.facebook.com/silversandsbooks
primary blog: www.BookMakingBlog.com
Personal Facebook page: www.facebook.com/michael.n.marcus