My book is done

I’ve sent the final manuscript of my charter school book, Our School, to the publisher. Yes, it’s done. Unless the editor wants more changes. I’m trying to recover mentally. I’ve focused so intensely on the book that I’m having trouble thinking about anything else.

The book will be out in the fall. September is the goal. I have a feeling that “before Christmas” may be the reality, but we’ll see.

I’ll be promoting the book by writing freelance articles, trying to persuade editors to run excerpts from the book, giving speeches and soliciting radio and TV interviews. If you can help, faithful readers, let me know.

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  1. C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !

  2. That’s wonderful!

  3. Congratulations! What, no book tour?

  4. Mazel Tov!

  5. Excellent News!

  6. Oh, come on. You’re going to do promotional talks at colleges, right?

  7. I’ll do a book tour and promotional talks when the book comes out, though I suspect the publisher isn’t going to lavish money on flying me around the country. I’ll have to see what they’re willing to do and what will be on my dime. I’m already making a list of cities where I know someone I can mooch off of.

    I’d like all the professors who read this site to invite me to speak in the fall. And all the media people to interview me or review the book or urge their colleagues to do it.

  8. Walter E. Wallis says:

    Is it right wing enough to get you pied?

  9. YES!!

    “I’d like all the professors who read this site to invite me to speak in the fall.”

    I would … if I were still a professor. I live near Philadelphia, if you need some place to stay in the area. It’s more likely that you’ll come here than to my last home in Hawaii.

  10. Steve LaBonne says:

    Well done!

  11. Great news – congratulations!

  12. Mr. Davis says:

    Congratulations. Will you ge going on a multi-city book signing tour?

  13. Mr. Davis says:


  14. Congratulations! Can’t wait to read it.

  15. Masl, as my mother would say.

  16. Congratulations! If you need anyone to stay with in Philly (and Amritas is not available), you know I’m here! I’m so happy for you! Let me know what I can do to help!

  17. Congratulations from another Philadelphian who’d love to read your book!

  18. Congradulations! That’s excellent news. I will do my best to pump up your sales.

  19. Totally awesome. You do the blogosphere proud!

  20. So, how many copies did I say I’d buy?

    Hey, if you have too many invitations to speak, I’ll do part of the book tour for you.