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From Publisher's Lunch:

Siva Vaidhyanathan's THE GOOGLIZATION OF EVERYTHING: How one company is transforming culture, commerce and community - and why we should worry, showing how Google is taking on governments, organizations and entire industries - and the implications of Google knowing more about us than we know about it, to Naomi Schneider at University of California Press, by Sam Stoloff at the Frances Goldin Literary Agency (NA).

So it's true. The fabulous University of California Press will publish The Googlization of Everything. It should be out in the late summer of 2009.

That little (NA) at the end of the notice stands for North America. I have also agreed to have Profile publish the book in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. We are currently seeking publishers in other parts of the world for the translations. So there will be more news of this sort down the line.

Anyway, the whole process of seeking a contract for this project was deeply inspiring and helpful. I got great feedback from readers and editors are a wide array of both academic and trade presses. Ultimately, California offered a combination of the best terms and the best vision for marketing this book. California does wonderful work. So I am very excited about this.

I am even more inspired by the interest shown in this project by publishers around the world. So thanks to everyone involved in this process -- especially Sam.

Ok. Now I just have to finish this darn thing.


Comments (2)

Michael Zimmer on March 11, 2008 1:26 AM:


Will they allow a CC license? (eventually?)

Eli Jacobowitz on March 11, 2008 11:02 AM:

I was impressed by your presentation of some of these ideas at the "Google and Libraries" conference yesterday. My reaction... a bit of respectful disagreement I'm afraid.

Looking forward to the book!

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Siva Vaidhyanathan

This blog, the result of a collaboration between myself and the Institute for the Future of the Book, is dedicated to exploring the process of writing a critical interpretation of the actions and intentions behind the cultural behemoth that is Google, Inc. The book will answer three key questions: What does the world look like through the lens of Google?; How is Google's ubiquity affecting the production and dissemination of knowledge?; and how has the corporation altered the rules and practices that govern other companies, institutions, and states? [more]

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Like the Mind of God (22 posts)

All the World's Information (26 posts)

What If Big Ads Don't Work (10 posts)

Don't Be Evil (9 posts)

Is Google a Library? (43 posts)

Challenging Big Media (18 posts)

The Dossier (19 posts)

Global Google (3 posts)

Google Earth (3 posts)

A Public Utility? (19 posts)

About this Book (16 posts)

Other books by Siva:


Rewiring the Nation: The Place of Technology in American Studies (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007)

The Anarchist in the Library (Basic Books, 2004)

Copyrights and copywrongs cover

Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity (New York University Press, 2001)


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