The Complete Idiot’s Guide® series is published by Alpha Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. For more than 16 years Complete Idiot’s Guide® books have informed, entertained, and enriched tens of millions of readers worldwide.
Our books are easy to spot. The bright orange cover signals a friendly and expert guide, and promises an easy, enjoyable learning experience.
Our readers are savvy and smart, but like most people, they sometimes encounter tasks or topics that make them feel like … well, complete idiots. Complete Idiot’s Guide® authors understand that feeling and know how to take the sting out of a steep learning curve. They offer simple steps, clear information, inside tips, and an occasional dollop of humor.
Whatever makes people feel helpless—or helplessly curious—Complete Idiot’s Guide® series has it covered. There are more than 450 titles available in print and/or electronically, with new subjects and new ways to learn coming all the time. Not a one-size-fits-all series, each title we publish is custom tailored to the needs of its readers. Big, small, long, short, with and without media, highly illustrated and text based, with and without color—each product offers a unique learning experience, while The Complete Idiot’s Guide® brand ensures consistent quality, reliability, and results.