When did you initially write A Naked Singularity?
I originally self-published it in late 2008.
How did University of Chicago Press pick it up?
After I self-published it, a couple years went by and nothing really happened. Sometime in, I'm going to say, late 2010, a couple of reviews started appearing, and I gather that an editor at UChicago Press read some of the reviews, then read the book, and then got into contact with us.
I'm not great on the details. My wife handles most of that stuff.