I am pleased to announce that Basic Books has agreed to publish my first book, Consent of the Networked, a concerned citizen's guide to the future of freedom in the Internet age.
If all goes according to plan, the book will be published in late 2011 or 2012. UPDATE ON FEB. 20, 2011: Publication date is now set for January 10, 2012.
I am grateful to John and Max Brockman of Brockman, Inc. for getting me this far.
Now it's up to me to get the thing written. I am one of those people who get easily distracted and who need long periods of focused, undisturbed time in order to produce quality long-form writing. I haven't been blogging all that much lately anyway, but I've decided that it's time to stop blogging completely until the full draft manuscript is completed in March, or possibly until the whole thing is revised and finalized in June.
Meanwhile, you can still find me during writing breaks at @rmack on Twitter, where I will be keeping up with news and issues relevant to the book. News about the book's precise publication date - when I have it - will be posted on this blog. I've also set up an informal Facebook group which people can join to receive updates. When things get farther along - and once I'm certain that the title won't change, or if it changes - I will set up a more formal website and Facebook promotional page. So please stay tuned. I look forward to resuming a robust conversation about my usual issues on this blog and elsewhere as the book goes into production.
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