M.J. Rose, who will be interviewing me on stage at BookExpo next week in New York, has broken the news, so I'll mirror it here. I've got a new start-up/sideproject that will be decloaking on May 31st.
It's called BookTour (booktour.com) and that's all I'm going to say about it until next Thursday. In between now and then, we'll be moving to a new server so don't be surprised if the "coming soon" site isn't working from time to time in the coming days.
Just to answer the obvious question, this doesn't have anything to do with Wired, and doesn't affect my awesome day job. It's entirely self-funded and was created with two partners, who will be running it day to day. As the name implies, it's focused on the book industry, about which I've learned a lot in the past two years.
Come to our session at BookExpo on Thursday May 31 at 2:00 pm in Room 1E06.5 in the Javits Center in NYC to hear more. My partners and I will be at BookExpo through Sunday, so ping me if you'll be there and want to arrange a demo. We'll also be presenting at the Book Group Expo on June 8-10 in San Jose and O'Reilly's Tools of Change for Publishers conference on June 18-20, also in San Jose.
As they say, stay tuned.