Some Really Good News
Well, it is something I have been wanting to do for the last ten years or so I have been in Biometrics, and was in the making for the last two months or so. But, I did not want to broadcast to the world until it all became official. Today, I signed my very first book deal with a publishing company based out of Florida.
The book of course will be on Biometrics, and the specific title is: “Biometric Technology: Authentication, Biocryptography, and Cloud-Based Architecture”. It is expected that this book will be about 400 pages or so (which translates into 80,000 words or so), and will have about 40-50 illustrations in it.
The first manuscript is due out in December 1, 2013, if not sooner. True, there are many books on Biometrics out there, so the first question which I will be asked (and in fact, have been asked), is what makes this different from the rest of the pack? Well, they are a number of differentiating factors. First, most Biometrics books on the marketplace go to two different extremes: They are either way too general (which is good if the target audience is the average, every day person), or there are way too academic, geared towards the geekiest of geek people you can imagine (and I mean that in a good way).
My book is geared more towards the middle of the crowd, which is namely the C-Level executives, those that have decision making authority if they want to procure a Biometric system. This will include CIO’s, CEO’s, CFO’s the works. Second, my book will be dealing with some of the hottest and upcoming trends in Biometrics. These include Biocryptography, and Biometrics in the Cloud (a subject you have heard me yammer on and on about in recent postings).
Third, my book will also deal with a subject in Biometrics which is near and dear to my heart. And, that is the public perceptions of Biometrics, and what can be possibly done to help improve this image, and subsequent acceptance of it, especially here in the United States. Another angle this book will examine are the disparaging differences of acceptance here in the Western world and those of developing nations.
For example, in the news lately, Africa has been a wide adopter of Biometrics in their voting infrastructures, but how come we can’t see this here in the United States. To the best of my knowledge, no other books in Biometrics go into such detail, except for one, of which I cannot remember the exact title. So, yea I am extremely excited, but yet this will take a lot of work.
Probably one of the greatest joys will be to see this book come out in an e-Book format, and it gets a lot of downloads to all of the latest readers out there. And yes, this book will go into great length about all of the science and technologies of Biometrics. And don’t worry, I will keep all of you posted how the book comes out. Perhaps when it does get published, you will want to buy one or two or three? THANKS!!!