I got an offer from Apress for The Joys of Hashing and I’ve signed the contract. Because of my current condition, I asked for a very late deadline, so I don’t have to finish the book until December 1st. I only need to finish two chapters and then do some editing, so that should be doable without any problems.
If it was just writing, I could have it done in a few weeks, but I need to implement and test a lot, so it will take a bit of time. Especially because I really have to limit how much time I do every day. I haven’t been able to work on the book for a few weeks, because of that, but I plan to look a little at it today.
Because I have now sold the book, I will soon have to pull it from the places where you can currently get it, Leanpub, Payhip, and Gumroad. What I plan to do, is to finish the hash function chapter and leave it for a little bit after that, and then pull it. The last chapter, on more advanced hash tables, will only appear in the Apress version.