Books by Glenn

Since the mid-1990s, I’ve written, co-written, and edited many books, some across several editions. The following are currently available for purchase. (For details about Aperiodical LLC, read this page.)

London has long been a place where type design and graphic design coalesced, and where the machinery of making fonts and the people with an eye to create them intermingled. London Kerning (76 pages, Feb. 2018) captures a slice of both the contemporary part of it and its history, especially regarding type designer Berthold Wolpe.

Find out more about the book here, or download an excerpt. Both ebook and print editions are available.

Order five copies at 20% off with reduced shipping costs, too!

The hand-bound letterpress edition

The hand-bound letterpress edition

A limited number of author’s proofs of Not To Put Too Fine a Point on It printed by the author on letterpress remain available. This book is a collection of six researched and reported articles and essays about type, printing, and language: the history of SHOUTING WITH CAPITALS, Google’s effort to make a font with all the scripts of all the languages in the world, archiving a Web site for 10,000 years, and more. Beautifully handbound by an artisan bookbinder, this edition is in limited supply. Read more, see pictures, and purchase the letterpress edition.

An ebook edition is also available with four additional article that include a look at Walt Whitman’s history as a printer and how letterpress printing has come back from the dead, and more. Read more and purchase the ebook.

A Practical Guide to Networking, Privacy & Security in iOS 12

New version for iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 coming in September 2019!

This book covers a huge range of common setup and routine usage issues, with illustrated step-by-step instructions for carrying out these tasks. The book offers insight into what information you may unintentionally expose about yourself, and how to prevent Apple and third parties from gaining access to your details. It also walks you through security scenarios from securing your data in transit to connecting to a secure Wi-Fi network to recovering or erasing a lost phone. Fully updated for iOS 12. Read more and purchase a copy.


The Magazine published nearly 300 non-fiction stories across its 28 months in existence as a fortnightly electronic periodical. We produced 58 issues from October 2012 to December 2014 —over 500,000 words from 150 authors. This entire body of commissioned work has now been put into a high-quality, DRM-free ebook. Purchase your copy now!

We collected a few dozen of the features that appeared in the first year of The Magazine into a hardcover book and a longer ebook edition. The ebook edition is now available free, and a few copies remain available of the hardcover edition.

Learn how to create a fast, reliable, and secure Apple Wi-Fi network using 802.11ac or 802.11n AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express, and Time Capsule base stations. Read more and purchase a copy at Take Control Books.

Past works by Glenn include:

  • Take Control of Slack Basics and Take Control of Slack Admin

  • Take Control of BBEdit, Take Control of Wi-Fi Security, and other titles

  • The Wireless Networking Starter Kit (two editions)

  • Five-Star Apps

  • Real World Scanning and Halftones (managing editor, first edition; principal writer, second edition; editor, third edition)

  • Real World Adobe GoLive (three editions)

  • A Practical Guide to Networking, Privacy, & Security (for iOS 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12)