I think it's time to decouple this project from any individual. We are no longer talking about a book for the group we call APUG. We are now talking about who gets to do what and who object to whom. It's more of individual vs individual fight than anything else. We are no longer talking objectively. This project is causing more conflict than unity among the membership.
I'd say let Sean run "who would buy the book" thread and poll if it's even feasible to run such a project. It may very well be, with the level of disconnect among membership, it's not even worth pursuing any further.