Wow. I’m completely speechless right now. Our very own Editor-in-chief John Biggs has himself a real book deal. That’s not to say his previous foray with “Black Hat: Misfits, Criminals, and Scammers in the Internet Age” was anything to scoff at, but Biggityboo’s (that’s what I like to call him) “book was the object of an intense two-day auction involving six houses, including Collins and The Penguin Press.” Dial Press came out on top with an offer that’s said to be over $300,000. Watch out, folks, someone’s big time now.
So what’s Biggs going to be writing about? Marie Antoinette’s watch is the subject of Biggs’ affection and it happens to be the name of the book as well. Apparently the watch took over 44 years to make and Antoinette never even saw it, but it was the “iPhone of its day”, says Biggs’ literary agent Larry Weissman.
Congrats, John and good luck!