Today I signed a contract with Bloomsbury's new scholarly imprint Bloomsbury Academic. Delivery date is September 2012 so i need to get my skates on – lots to do. I'm very excited to be working with Bloomsbury, since they seem to have the right idea about publishing in a new media world – they understand how open source works and they're prepared to experiment at the more risky end of publishing. I gather their new website will be launching soon, and there we will see the full glory of their intentions :)
As for The Wild Surmise – they want to switch the title around to 'Nature and Cyberspace: The Wild Surmise', and I can see how that makes sense because it's more explicit but retains the poetry of the original phrase. I'm keen to reach beyond academia with this book.
So now the idea becomes a firm reality. I'm really looking forward to it!