The book I'm editing (and also doing some writing) is really starting to come together. We have a tentative production schedule, an agreed-upon chapter framework, and now I have authors! I was in contact with a bunch of people over the last week, lining up some great talent from around the world. Each chapter will have a unique voice (although I'll be making sure that everything flows together in the end), and a little introduction about the individual author. It's going to be a cool and very useful book.
Also, I asked the editors of blendernation.com
to post an additional request for help on their website, which also contains a little more about the book itself. So far, the response has been superb, and I'm once again blown away by the generosity and involvement of the worldwide Blender community.
You can see the article here:http://www.blendernation.com/2006/11/17/upcoming-book-blender-basics/
BTW, I'm now using Firefox 2.0 for my web browser, and the check-as-you-go form spell checker totally rocks! Try it!