Advance Sale Begins for Gates’ Business Book

NEW YORK, March 8, 1999 — Advance sales began today for a new book by Microsoft Chairman and CEO Bill Gates, in which he examines how business is rapidly changing in the digital economy and highlights companies that take advantage of computer tools to succeed in the digital age. Business @ the Speed of Thought will be published by Warner Books on March 24.

Those who order Business @ the Speed of Thought through participating online retailers before March 24 will receive a special invitation to participate in the first-ever online video chat with Gates, scheduled for later this month. Details about the promotion are available on .

The book is being published simultaneously in 24 languages and will be available in more than 50 countries. Gates has arranged for the author’s share of the proceeds to be donated to international charities supporting children’s causes, and Warner Books is donating a portion of its profits to charity.

Gates’ first book, The Road Ahead , sold more than 2.5 million copies and was a New York Times bestseller.

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