About the Author

Greg Holden started the small business Stylus Media, which is a group of editorial, design, and computer professionals who produce both print and electronic publications. Greg has been a freelance writer since 1996, and is also a novelist. A former PowerSeller on eBay, he is now embarking on a new hobby — beekeeping. (Visit Greg's blog, www.gregholden.com, for more about his activities and for links to his fiction.)

The first edition of Starting an Online Business For Dummies was the ninth of Greg's more than 45 computer books, and he authored eBay PowerUser's Bible for Wiley Publishing. Over the years, he has been a regular contributor to CNET (www.cnet.com) and to EcommerceBytes (www.ecommercebytes.com). Greg balances his technical expertise and his entrepreneurial experience with his love of literature. He received a Master of Arts degree in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and he writes general-interest books, short stories, and poetry.

Greg translated his experiences raising two daughters into the book Karma Kids: Answering Everyday Parenting Questions with Buddhist Wisdom. He lives with his wife and their Corgi in a Victorian rowhouse in Chicago. He is a longtime member of Jewel Heart, a Tibetan Buddhist meditation and study group based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


To my father, who taught me all about being innovative, working independently, and working hard.

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