Thursday, December 23, 2004

Tech-Book Boom Back?: "Wired editor Chris Anderson has scored a cushy book deal for his article 'The Long Tail'. While he has conceded as much on his Long Tail website, the specifics are in an article in New York magazine:

Wired editor Chris Anderson ... managed to sell The Long Tail to Hyperion for just over $500,000. It's a book-length version of a meditation he wrote for his own magazine about the end of the 'mainstream' in culture. 'Jaws hit the floor over how much they paid,' says one source whose house was outbid. Watch for the Wired trend story: The tech-book boom is back!

"—Paul Kedrosky (UCSD)