Keith Johnson (1938 - ) is a UK writer and software developer who has written or co-written over 100 books.
He was a Physics teacher, Deputy Head, Timetabler, Acting Headteacher, and then District Inspector for Science for Manchester before leaving classroom education in 1990 to pursue his career as a full-time author of physics textbooks.
His most popular work 'Physics for You' was first published in 1978 and has been in print ever since. He sold his millionth book in 1996 and his two-millionth in 2005. He is also well known for the 'Spotlight Science' series.
‘Physics for You’ included features which had not been seen before in UK Science textbooks. It was the first to cover complete concepts in single- or double-page spreads, with a controlled reading age; it was the first to aim for sculpted line-breaks and the first to have designed variable white-space between paragraphs; it was the first to include cartoons, limericks and jokes; it was the first to include sections on revision technique and examination technique.
His books have been read and translated around the world including official translations into Chinese, Thai, Dutch, Slovenian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Welsh and Norwegian.