Microsoft is in the final stages of closing a deal with a co-author, whom the company declined to name. And Gates’s representatives have begun meeting with publishers to gauge their interest. The software giant won’t say yet when it hopes to see a book in print.
There’s little question, though, that the book will spark quite a bit of interest. The Road Ahead was a best seller, selling 2.5 million copies to date, according to Microsoft. Gates followed that book up with one written specifically for executives, called Business @ the Speed of Thought, which targeted a much smaller, elite audience. But Gates’s latest look into the crystal ball will likely once again attract a wide audience.