[DWJ] New DWJ book!!!

estairm at yahoo.com estairm at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 25 11:52:40 EDT 2013


Thank you, all that seems logical.  I'll try to be grownup about this, but it's hard.
Esther





>________________________________
> From: Deborah Meghnagi Bailey <deborah at brightweavings.com>
>To: 'Diana Wynne Jones discussion' <dwj at suberic.net> 
>Sent: Monday, June 24, 2013 12:34 AM
>Subject: Re: [DWJ] New DWJ book!!!
> 
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>Gin's estimate is a fair one. Having worked in publishing for eight years, I
>can tell you it's also simply a question of adding a book in to the catalog
>- publishers publish only so many books per quarter, and delivery of
>manuscript doesn't mean it can immediately be published. A year is actually
>quite short - it shows how much they want this book out. It's probably going
>into the first catalog possible. It'll need to be edited, not just proofed,
>and the editors will already have plenty of work on their plates, this will
>go into the pile (speaking as an editor). And yes, they need a lot of time
>once the manuscript is ready for all the marketing and PR to be done.
>
>I can't wait :-)
>
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>estairm at yahoo.com
>Sent: Monday, June 24, 2013 8:27 AM
>To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion
>Subject: Re: [DWJ] New DWJ book!!!
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>Thanks, Gin, that is very helpful.  But it is still hard to wait.
>(grumble, grumble)
>
>Esther
>
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>>________________________________
>> 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.htm
>>> l?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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