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.

Our Projects

Halfwit to Hero

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


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

Take “Excel Formulas” for a test drive

Curious how Halfwit to Tutorials work? Need to learn Excel, but not sure if you should invest hours watching Excel videos or chewing over Excel theory in a reference book?[…]

Read more

Throwback Thursday: A free (ancient) book about VB .NET

Sixteen years ago I wrote my first tech book, The Book of VB .NET. It was a guide for beginner programmers moving to the exciting new world of .NET, with[…]

Read more

Official release! Excel Formulas Halfwit to Hero

Print copies are available at Amazon with a Kindle version to follow (once I get the formatting as polished in pixels as it is in print). Still want to kick[…]

Read more

Free Stuff! (and a newsletter)

We’d love to welcome you to the ProseTech family. Subscribers get the latest news and the first chance at pre-release promotions.