About the Author
Bud Smith is one of the leading computer book authors working today. He began writing computer books back in 1984, the year of the iconic 1984 television commercial for the Macintosh. Bud has written and edited guides to buying computers, books about using all kinds of software, and doing almost anything you can think of online. His books have sold more than a million copies. One noteworthy recent title is Sams Teach Yourself Google Places in 10 Minutes, a detailed description of how to use the new, free Google advertising service. Bud has written extensively about online business and new mobile devices, with titles including Sams Teach Yourself Apple iPad in 10 Minutes, WordPress in Depth, and Internet Marketing For Dummies. Bud continues to work as a writer, project manager, and marketer to help people get the most out of advancing technology. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area, participating in environmental causes when he’s not working on technology-related projects.