I am compiling a 'book' proposal, working title The Uses of Transliteracy. The title and final brief are yet to be decided, but I would like it to interrogate the ways in which transliteracy is being examined and applied across disciplines, countries and cultures.
In terms of format, it makes sense for it to be a multimedia product rather than a straightforward print or digital book, so suggestions for appropriate publishers would be very welcome.
At this time, if you'd be interested in contributing please submit some details via this short form. If you'd like to discuss your idea first, please email me.NB: UK academics please note that this volume will *not* be completed in time for the 2014 REF
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
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
So now the idea becomes a firm reality. I'm really looking forward to it!