The book is about math

Publishers Weekly posts a note about Stephen Baker's deal with Houghton Mifflin for a book about math.

Publishers Weekly came out with a blurb about my book deal. So no need to keep it secret anymore. It's about math. I see in the blurb that thay're not planning to publish until spring of 2008! I'm hoping that if I work fast, we can move that date up. But what do I know? I'm a novice in this industry.

The blurb:

Elsewhere at Houghton, Amanda Cook preempted Business Week senior writer Stephen Baker's The Age of Numbers: In Which They'll Get My Number and Yours from agent James Levine. Baker's book charts mathematicians' increasing use of online data to map individual human behavior, and explains how the mining of this data will change every aspect of our lives. Cook acquired North American rights and will publish in spring 2008.
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