Last Monday Peter, Mary Ann and I had a phone conference with our literary agent to discuss his progress in obtaining a publisher for the new book. It turns out the publishing industry is in a downturn right now, and they are generally uninterested in a new book unless it is very novel and sensational in some way. For example, they might be interested if the book essentially exposes some unknown irregularities in what’s going on in the Internet and pushes the danger button. This would give publishers the opportunity to expose them. This is not the kind of book we want to write. We were also told that a history book with projections about the future won’t sell.
At this point I think it would be helpful to hear from each one of you. What topics would you personally be interested in reading about that Mike Daniels and I will be writing about the Internet? What idea would cause you to buy this book? Please post your suggestions, and Mike and I will consider them. I look forward to seeing what you think.