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Saturday, July 26, 2008
Ok, I have written an educational extension of Thomas Friedman's "The World is Flat." I have spend the past year in near seclusion to do it (e.g., no TV, no international travel, and no beer (ouch)) and I have run everyday for the past 13 months. My feet are very sore but getting better with extra pads. It is a long book. This has been the most difficult project of my life. Still, I got to meet dozens of people from around the planet whom I would not otherwise have met. I cover ten key technology trends in the book (e.g., e-books, online learning, wireless and mobile learning, virtual worlds and gaming, open and free software, etc.). This is my title: "The World is Open: Now WE-ALL-LEARN with Web Technology."

I am now about to send the manuscript off for review. I have contacted a couple of publishers who are interested in reading it. I would like to know if anyone has any publisher friends, agents, or contacts whom they might recommend to me. I am particularly looking for a publisher who is innovative, willing to work with me on alternative ways of publishing (e.g., YouTube promos, Kindle, blogs, e-books, PDF of document, etc.).

I have had 11 reviews of the book from colleagues and friends (biased I know) and they have all come back great. I am not able to share anymore at this time; however, if you want to know more, just send me an email ( Thanks so much.

Once published, I hope to blog 1,000 words of the book per day until it is up as an e-book. Thoughts?
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  posted by Curt Bonk @ 6:09 PM  
  • At 7:46 AM, Blogger James Moore said…

    Have you considered self-publishing through Lulu? (

  • At 6:07 AM, Blogger Curt Bonk said…

    Yes, and there is also BookSurge. But I think I have a few publishers interested now.

  • At 6:40 AM, Blogger shegstrom said…

    I think blogging the book until it is released on line is a great idea. Just finished The World is Flat and loved it. Am hoping you get published, would love to read from a more educational perspective. Can we get a snippit of the book anywhere?

  • At 7:08 PM, Blogger Curt Bonk said…

    Just write me an email and I am happy to send you a piece. Send to Tell me your interests first.

  • At 7:16 PM, Blogger Curt Bonk said…

    Shegstrom: I see you are at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. I speak there on Wednesday the 27th of August. See you there perhaps. Small world.

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Name: Curt Bonk
Home: Bloomington, Indiana, United States
About Me: I am a former accountant and CPA and a former educational psychologist. I am now Professor of IST at Indiana University and also adjunct in the School of Informatics. I founded and later sold SurveyShare. As president of CourseShare, LLC, I run around the world training instructors to teach online and give motivational talks about emerging learning technologies. I also write and edit books related to e-learning and blended learning. See bio and vita.

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