Michael’s father was a writer, so he grew up in a house overflowing with books. He has inherited his father’s love of words and writing, which is why he chose to work in publishing. Michael completed his Diploma in Professional Writing and Editing at Deakin University in 1997, and has since worked in-house and as a freelancer. He has held the positions of editor, editor and production coordinator, and managing editor for Wrightbooks (Australia’s leading publisher of business and finance titles) and John Wiley & Sons Australia.
He has worked with many bestselling authors, and has experience in print management, publishing, writing, editing and design for a wide range of clients, including Oxford University Press, Random House, RMIT Publishing, Australian Book Review, HardieGrant, Overland, John Wiley & Sons Australia, Crown Casino and the Australian Institute of Family Studies. Michael is also a regular presenter at the annual Small Press Network publishing conference.
Michael specialises in producing high-quality books, and he created Publish Central using the same people and publishing systems as the major publishers. He has many years experience across all aspects of book production, and with a self-publishing approach honed over 15 years he has helped hundreds of authors self-publish their books. He is known as Australia’s leading expert in self-publishing for small business, and his publishing advice is highly sought after.