I made another ebook – non-fiction, this time

I know what you’re thinking. “Man, if only Gary did more blog posts in which he tried to flog his bloody ebooks!” Well, have I got a happy surprise for you!

Bring Me The Head of Mark Zuckerberg is a new ebook by yours truly, and it’s available right now from – yes! – Amazon UK and Amazon US. This one’s non-fiction: it’s a collection of various tech pieces I’ve written in recent years, some of which are funny and some of which aren’t. Hopefully we’ll all agree on which ones are which.

Ready for some blurb? Let’s go!

Things move fast in technology. In 1998 Google was still in a garage, Microsoft ruled the world and the internet was made of wood. iPods, YouTube and Facebook were years away. Phones were rubbish, getting online cost a fortune and Gary Marshall tried to convince the readers of .net magazine that the Hitler Diaries had been written by a small dog. 

Luckily for him, the dog didn’t sue. 

Gary Marshall has been writing about technology like a pixelated PJ O’Rourke since 1998. In this collection of tech journalism from titles including .net, PC Plus, Techradar.com and Official Windows Magazine Gary picks through the PR nonsense, inflated claims and the reality distortion fields of the tech industry to concentrate on the big issues – issues such as, “does Google’s Eric Schmidt really own a coat made of human skin?”, “just how evil does Facebook need to become before people stop using it?” and “why are we being chased around the internet by adverts for horrible shirts?”

As ever, comments, Amazon reviews and offers of six-figure book deals would be very much appreciated.

11 thoughts on “I made another ebook – non-fiction, this time

  1. Stephen says:

    Hi Gary, bought this and am enjoying it a lot! Just noticed that some of the columns in my Kindle are rendered in much smaller type than others. For example, “Google-Fu” and “Shiny Shiny” appear at least one (maybe two) size steps down from most of the other pieces, which seem to be showing at the size I have actually set on the Kindle. Might want to check the HTML for those ones, could be some stray code in there.

    Also, I don’t want to hassle you further, but the correct spelling of the Hoff’s surname is Hasselhoff…

  2. Gary says:

    Damn, that’s annoying, I went through the online preview line by line and it didn’t have any formatting errors. I’ll fix it, and the Hoff spelling. Ta.

  3. Gary says:

    OK, that’s odd – I can’t find anything wrong with the file, so I wonder if the problem might be with the file upload/conversion. I’ve re-exported and re-uploaded it to see.

  4. Stephen says:

    Posted a review of this on Amazon last week, but it hasn’t appeared. I’ll console myself with the belief that it was so well-written, Amazon flagged it as sock-puppetry…

  5. Stephen says:

    Don’t think it was that long. My Neal Stephenson review written shortly afterwards was much longer and is now up. It’s very frustrating that reviews can simply disappear into the ether with no feedback whatsoever. It’s almost as if Amazon don’t care about me…

  6. Gary says:

    I think there’s a minimum word count, and it’s longer than you’d think necessary. I’ve fallen foul of it a few times.

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