The Rest Is Noise is now out in paperback in the British Isles, with a jazzy new cover and a kind blurb from Colin Greenwood of Radiohead. This version includes a new twelve-page supplementary section titled Suggested Listening and Reading. The same material can be found in the latest printing of the paperback in the US; here's a pdf. The American edition has now sold 100,000 copies. Once more I have to express my bewildered gratitude for the unlikely success of this obscure venture. Please don't forget the Audio Guide, containing several hundred musical samples related to the book.
On my current reading list:
Steven Johnson, The Invention of Air
David Grann, The Lost City of Z
Greg Milner, Perfecting Sound Forever (forthcoming)
Barry Seldes, Leonard Bernstein (forthcoming)
Rick Perlstein, Nixonland