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Microformats Made Simple: It's a Keeper!

Feb 17, 2010

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Amazon: Microformats Made Simple

It's time again for me to pimp my book, Microformats Made Simple.

In case you don't know, Microformats Made Simple is 291 pages of easy–to–read explanations of and easy–to–understand markup examples for 20 microformats.

It covers benefits, challenges and new developments. It focuses on semantic markup (POSH for you geeky types). But best of all, it includes my amusing, yet still pathetic, attempts at humor.

It is, simply put, awesome. And you must buy it. Now.

But I realize that me telling you how great and awesome it is just sounds like shameless self promotion. Which it is.

So this time around, my plea to "buy my excellent book" is backed up with real recommendations and impressions from people who've actually read it.

5-Star Reviews

Thanks to my Christmas wish, I now have 6 reviews on Amazon. And every single one of them is 5-stars.

Here's some of what folks had to say:

It's so easy and the benefits are so clear, you can't read the book and not want to use the information. In many cases you can add microformat data instantly as you see the code examples provided and apply the concepts to your own sites.

Virginia DeBolt

The abundance of real-world examples make this a must-have book for anyone interested in taking their markup to the next level.

Chris Harrison

This book helped illustrate not only how easy microformats are to implement, but how much benefit they can be to your company (and personal!) website in general. The information is solid and easy to absorb and the author's wit as well as her professionalism shine through in every chapter.

Trevor Gryffyn

After the first couple chapters it finally "clicked" for me and I had that "ah ha" moment that got me writing code and implementing Microformats on my own web site. I put the hCard Microformat and various "rel" attributes on 300,000+ member profiles and within a few days I saw Google and other sites using those attributes in results. Very cool!

Chris Kenworthy

The text is easy to navigate and even easier to read, if not surprisingly engaging, thoughtful, and personal. Considering the topic is the best and quickest way to develop shortcuts to better search results in today's semantic landscape, this book is essential for any developer, no matter what they know or don't know about development in general.

Caroline Blaker

This is hands-down one of the best books on an important precursor to the Semantic Web. If you are overwhelmed with the Semantic Web technologies, "Microformats Made Simple" offers a "gentle" introduction and guide to implementation. I loved the book and its easy readibility!

Daniel Perry

See? What did I tell you? The book is pretty awesome.

Twitter Love

In addition to the reviews on Amazon, I've gotten some lovely feedback through Twitter:

LOL Liked it so much I bought two more copies, now I have 3, one for work one for home and one as a gift for a friend May I just say for the record that @emilylewis book, Microformats Made Simple is a big ole keeper! #greatwork #awesome #reallymadesimple Received, read, recommend new Microformats Made Simple @emilylewis book for Christmas. Practical @microformats examples. great book! Love the style it's written in. Have ploughed through and implemented some techniques. I'll review when finished. Microformats Made Simple by Emily Lewis arrived in the mail and looks beautiful. Congrats @emilylewis! Go get it:

Now Get Off the Fence!

I hope this has convinced you that Microformats Made Simple is worth your while. Go buy it. Pretty please.

If you've already bought it, I would love you forever for an Amazon review. No requirements for any rating or for exclusively positive words. Just tell the world (and me) what you think about the book.

And that concludes today's shameless self promotion.

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I'm a freelance web designer of the standardista variety, which means I get excited about things like valid POSH, microformats and accessibility. I ply my trade from my one-person design studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106 USA.

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