So what’s the big news? Just last week, I reached a deal with Dutton— an imprint of Penguin—to publish a book that I have been writing for the past year. It should come out spring training of 2007, and we haven’t settled on a title yet.
The book is a series of short chapters on many topics that I might blog about here. Think Freakonomics meets Moneyball. And some of the chapters are extensions of ideas that I have presented here. The blog has been a great place to develop some of my raw ideas. I’ve received a lot of good feedback from you guys, which has clarified my thinking on many issues. The folks at Dutton tell me that Sabernomics was one of the reasons they wanted to sign the book, so I want to thank all of you for reading and commenting.
I’m very excited about finishing up the book over the next few months. Though blogging may continue to be lighter that I would like, it will be better that it has been. As the summer was winding down, I devoted all of my energy to getting the book into presentable shape for publishers, and then I did the shopping. Now that this part is done, I should have more time to devote to blogging, which I don’t get to do as much as I would like.
I want to thank all of you out there for helping to make this possible. I will keep you updated on the book’s progress. I’m looking forward to working with the fantastic folks at Dutton on bringing the book to the shelves.