[DWJ] New DWJ book!!!

estairm at yahoo.com estairm at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 24 01:27:04 EDT 2013


Thanks, Gin, that is very helpful.  But it is still hard to wait.
(grumble, grumble)

Esther





>________________________________
> From: Gin <kalaidiscope at gmail.com>
>To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion <dwj at suberic.net> 
>Sent: Friday, June 21, 2013 12:52 AM
>Subject: Re: [DWJ] New DWJ book!!!
> 
>
>Hi,
>
>I'm not in publishing, but from reading other authors blogs, one year seems
>to be a standard sort of time...
>
>1. From the article, I would guess that the manuscript has only just been
>turned in. (And Greenwillow and PW are just as excited as us! yeah!)
>
>2. Note that the cover art is still being made- that is not something that
>is going to happen overnight, the artist needs time
>
>3.And the Proof reader needs to do her stuff- Again- not something to be
>rushed
>
>4. And then you need to organise ARCs, pre publication advertising and press
>
>5. Get the manuscript off to the printers... and back from the printers.
>Probably printed in Asia, you would need a month just for shipping, not to
>mention that it has to be ON the factory schedule to print (Those printing
>factories don't just sit around doing nothing waiting for a book- all of
>the printing presses time will be scheduled months ahead- I don't know
>about publishing, but I do know about manufacturing and factory overheads!)
>Oh- and then it needs to be bound as well
>
>6. So we have the book at the main warehouse- yeah! Then hopefully there
>are quality checks, Reviewers copies to be sent in enough time for book
>reviews...
>
>7 Ship the copies to the bookstores....
>
>8... Timed to when the reviews come out...
>
>9. and then we get to buy them!
>
>
>To be honest, you probably could do this in  8 months without much
>effort... But the extra time is because THINGS DO GO WRONG ( again, that is
>a lesson from manufacturing, rather than publishing, but some things are
>similar)
>
>I note that they tried to get Iain Bank's last book out before he died....
>He finished the book in March, and it is due to be released in June... So
>it can be done if you focus on it. But I'm willing to bet that there were
>other books who had their publication dates rearranged, and some extra
>costs in printing and shipping to be able to do that.
>
>Regards
>
>Gin
>
>
>
>On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 3:22 PM, <estairm at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>> A year does seem a long, long, long time.  Anybody in publishing know why
>> it's so long?
>>
>> Esther
>>
>>
>>
>> Dear All,
>> >
>> >I just heard via PW that the last book Diana was working on was finished
>> by
>> >her sister Ursula and will be out summer 2014.  I remember the discussion
>> >about it some time ago and I'm delighted that we will all finally get our
>> >hands on it.  Summer 2014 seems so far away.....
>> >
>> http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-book-news/article/57900-new-diana-wynne-jones-novel-is-a-family-affair.html?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly&utm_campaign=ab09c0bcae-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0bb2959cbb-ab09c0bcae-304448453
>> >
>> >or
>> >
>> >http://tinyurl.com/kdpvybr
>> >
>> >Yours,
>> >Jenny Schwartzberg
>> >Chicago, IL
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
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