June 25, 2002

Science Time

[ from MJ Rose's Wired news ]

Self-publishing super nova: Stephen Wolfram's self-published 1,197-page A New Kind of Science landed as Amazon's top-selling title during its first week on sale and has been reviewed in Time, Newsweek and the New York Times Book Review. The book has also appeared on The New York Times bestseller list as well as both The Wall Street Journal's and Barnes & Noble's bestseller lists.

The 42-year-old British author is the youngest person ever to receive a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Wolfram said that direct access to science readers by way of Amazon.com was one of the factors that helped him decide to take the self-publishing route.

Posted by ronn at June 25, 2002 11:29 AM