Fun. Quirky. Interactive.

ProseTech is a micro-publisher created by best-selling science and tech author Matthew MacDonald. It makes fun books that can help you conquer the world.

Projects

Young Coder

Young Coder is a Medium partnered publication about coding, science, and tech — usually with a twist. We love quirky science, creative coding, and all the places inspiration meets semicolons.

Halfwit to Hero

Our Halfwit to Hero series uses short chapters and online exercises to help you master tech topics like Excel and WordPress.

CodeQuest

Our (upcoming) CodeQuest series teaches programming to kids by wrapping the concepts in fantasy and science-fiction stories.

Cthulhu for Kids

Our Cthulhu Halloween project abridges a selection of stories by cosmic horror writer H. P. Lovecraft into more kid-friendly versions.

Other Publishers

If you’re looking for the books Matthew MacDonald has written for other publishers, including the Missing Manuals series for O’Reilly and .NET programming books for Apress, you can find them here.

What’s New

WordPress: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition

It’s been a while! The first edition of WordPress: The Missing Manual was released almost exactly 8 years ago to a very different world. Websites were complicated, web hosts were[…]

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A Flowchart for Kids Learning to Code

In the past decade, the world has gone crazy for code-themed education. There’s an iPad app or robot caterpillar for every age. Many of these toys and games are perfectly fun[…]

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Messing Up the Web: A free tutorial for kids

There are plenty of ways to help your kids learn the basics of HTML. (I’m a fan of the no-nonsense videos at Khan Academy.) But when it came to teach my[…]

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