Uh, Tom, I appreciate your blog and all, but what's up with publishing? What's your next book going to be?
A fair question. I totally get that lately my interests have been in marketing, writing articles, and all things Google. So here, before I even tell my wife, are the three things that I am working on for my immediate publishing future:
1. A second edition of Complete Guide to Online High Schools. Yes, the first came out in the spring of 2007, but it is already time for a second one. The first one has sold well enough, to be sure, and I believe this second book will be at a whole new level. Many more schools and much more information. The first book was a slight 160 pages. I believe the second edition will be 200 pages. Better cover this time, too.
2. The forever-on-my-mind cheap college degrees book for the spring/summer of 2009. I get way too much traffic to ignore it. At one point, much of it was written, but I will need to go back and revise greatly. I already have a very different format in mind, but one that will be easy to write.
3. Finally, The Secret Project. While I cannot tell you the topic, suffice to say that this is a book for 10-14 year olds with an historical theme. I have surprised myself because I have decided that, if I can get it written, I will take it to traditional publishers. Why? Because they are the one who would market this book best. It is the sort of book that I could see being picked up by that traditional publisher who would then sell the rights for a Scholastic edition (in other words, book club material). This is so different than anything else that I have written that I do not even know if I have the ability to pull it off. It will be interesting to see how it all turns out.
And that's where everything stands at this point.