New Book: Carry On

I have a new book. It's Carry On: Sound Advice from Schneier on Security, and it's my second collection of essays. This book covers my writings from March 2008 to June 2013. (My first collection of essays, Schneier on Security, covered my writings from April 2002 to February 2008.)

There's nothing in this book that hasn't been published before, and nothing you can't get free off my website. But if you're looking for my recent writings in a convenient-to-carry hardcover-book format, this is the book for you.

I'm also happy with the cover.

The Kindle and Nook versions are available now, and they're 50% off for some limited amount of time.

Unfortunately, the paper book isn't due in stores -- either online or brick-and-mortar -- until 12/27, which makes it a pretty lousy Christmas gift, though Amazon and B&N both claim it'll be in stock there on December 16. And if you don't mind waiting until after the new year, I will sell you a signed copy of the book here.

Suggestions for a title of my third collection of essays, to be published in five-ish years, are appreciated.

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 2:47 PM • 38 Comments

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Poul-Henning KampDecember 6, 2013 3:10 PM

You really blew this one Bruce.

The second book should be "Keep Calm" and the Third book should be "Carry On" :-)

Bruce SchneierDecember 6, 2013 3:33 PM

"Audio book coming soon? I liked listening to your other two books while driving."

No idea. I kind of doubt it, unless it's one of those automatic text-to-speech programs.

Geoffrey KiddDecember 6, 2013 4:55 PM

Barnes and Noble is ... not well run.

Nook (ePub): $16.49

Kindle (mobi): $14.99

Calibre to convert mobi to epub: $0

Do the math.

Alt3December 6, 2013 4:56 PM

I'll put it on my Christmas list.

As for the title of your next book; considering the direction things are heading you might want to consider a title that really shows your message. Something like:

I HAVE
not
BEEN KIDNAPPED:
How Everyone Loves the new Police-state;
Myself Especially.

Clive RobinsonDecember 6, 2013 5:00 PM

@ Bruce,

The title "Carry On" did the editorial staff at Wiley tell you or not?

About Sid James, Babs Windsor, Ken Williams and friends, and the smutty/camp 1970's "Carry on" films such as "Carry On Cleo", "Carry on Screaming", "Carry on up the Kyber", "Carry on Camping" and many many more.

Sid James was thrown out of South Africa for immoral behavior and it's been said he used the "casting couch" method of actress aproval. Babs Windsor married a gangster who was associated with "Ron and Reggie" the Kray twins and Peter Rachman, as for Ken Williams the less said the better, as they say it's a funny old world...

¸December 6, 2013 6:01 PM

""Audio book coming soon? I liked listening to your other two books while driving."

No idea. I kind of doubt it, unless it's one of those automatic text-to-speech programs."

Someone else can read it. That is usually the case with audio-books.

J. PetersonDecember 6, 2013 7:50 PM

The cover looks like it'd be at home on Bruce Schneier Facts : ).

Please read your own audiobook to us. I listen to audio books in the car, and the last two I heard were trashed by having a lousy "narrators" read the book instead of the original author. Ironically, both books were written by talented speakers who've presented great TED talks.

There's no substitute for the author when it comes to creating an audiobook.

AspieDecember 7, 2013 3:43 AM

@Clive
I think you've been reading the Daily Star too long to give such a crummy summary of a handful of the Carry On ... crew. They were/are people too, some very smart and talented.

DaveDecember 7, 2013 8:41 AM

Here's one:

Our Wayward Son: Triumphs and Tribulations of Government Security Organizations.

(If you don't get it, try surrounding it with <kansas> .... </kansas>)

And another:

Carry Over: More Sound Advice from Schneier on Security.

Bruce SchneierDecember 7, 2013 8:45 AM

"The title 'Carry On' did the editorial staff at Wiley tell you or not?"

Lots of book titles have been used multiple times. If you remember, Secrets and Lies was a movie before it was a book of mine. And I thought long and hard about Gladwell's Outliers before naming Liars and Outliers.

Bruce SchneierDecember 7, 2013 8:47 AM

"How about 'Trust the Math' as a title?"

No one would buy it. Math is hard. And scary.

anonymousDecember 8, 2013 11:32 AM

Carry On: Sound Advice from Schneier on Security, and it's my second collection of essays. This book covers my writings from March 2008 to June 2013. (My first collection of essays, Schneier on Security, covered my writings from April 2002 to February 2008.)...Suggestions for a title of my third collection of essays, to be published in five-ish years, are appreciated.


Keep Calm And Carry The One: Trust The Math

In addition to the books, how about marketing a line of Bruce Schneier action figures? Accessories sold separately.

anonymousDecember 8, 2013 11:35 AM

Book title: ..Nothing to hide"

Make it one of those hide-a-way books, with the middle hollowed out so you can use it to hide stuff.

SteveDecember 8, 2013 7:43 PM

What is it with people scowling with crossed arms? Half the teevee shows have some form or another of the pose in their logos or opening shots and now we have Dr Schneier looking like he's ready to kick our bums if we so much as think about getting out of line.

Don't people smile for the camera any more?

MaxDecember 9, 2013 12:00 AM

I'm not sure how "Trust the Math" is a worse way to sell a book than the author promoting his own book by proclaiming: "There's nothing in this book that hasn't been published before, and nothing you can't get free off my website."

Clive RobinsonDecember 9, 2013 4:01 AM

@ Nick P,

    Rogue Warrior comes out and from then on I keep seeing scowling bearded dudes with their arms crossed on books. Might be a coincidence

It's been around a lot longer than that, some of my Scottish ancesters were painted and later photographed that way, when wearing tartan kilts (a relativly modern invention from around 1540 ;-)

It's not supposed to be "scowling" it's supposed to inspire those who view such images into the "Nobel Intent and purpose" and "stoic strength" if not honesty and purity of soul of the person so portrayed and is due in part to the efforts of Sir Walter Scott. Who through various novels (Rob Roy etc) in the early 1800's "Nobelised the Scottish" in a romantic way [1][2].

Which has stuck and marketers still love today and the image of a kilted Scott (usually in Stuart tartan) with broad shoulders and chest with arms crossed (though not always with beard). You only have to look at adverts for a well known maker of porridge oats, and likewise exporters of "real Scottish Beef" and lamb to see this, then there's the calanders...

[1] This Walter Scott faux romantic vision of the Scottish clans later when the Potato blight hit Scottland in the 1840's Highland Potato Famine helped prevent the mass starvation as had happened in the Irish Potato Famine a few years earlier. However it did not stop mass emigration and in some cases forced deportation of people to Canada and Australia of a very sizable part of the population. Also appart from tourism one major benifit of this romantic view was support for the Highland Land League which resulted in new laws in 1886 to protect crofters (tenant farmers) from absent landlords (the descendants of those who claimed the land and initiated the clearances in the 1740's after the Jacobian uprising) and their agents.

[2] It was not just the Scotts Sir Walter gave a romantic make over that still persists, in Ivanhoe he portrayed "Robin Hood" into the charecter we recognise in films and stories today. Who also gets portraid in the "arms crossed" position wearing a (skirt like) tunic and hoes (tights) of Lincolin Green often with a goatee beard.

first MaxDecember 9, 2013 4:43 AM

Just a note, the second Max isn't me. Maybe I should pick a more unique name, but I couldn't think of one.

The Last Man In EuropeDecember 10, 2013 12:34 PM

999999999 • December 9, 2013 9:27 AM

"Big brother can't do math"


If Big Brother says 2+2=5, then five it is.


Dr. AculaDecember 11, 2013 6:21 AM

You could self-publish and be shipping it in within days... Publishers suck the blood of authors while they sleep. :)=

Random TitlesDecember 11, 2013 7:24 PM

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