I don’t know if you’re like this, but when I’m not looking forward to doing something, I drag my feet and procrastinate something awful. And so I have been doing for a few weeks.
Some time ago I learned that Lady Anne Book 2 – Lady Anne and the Ghost’s Revenge – and Book 3 – Lady Anne and the Gypsy Curse – would not be coming out on schedule in August and November respectively.
The sad fact is, Lady Anne and the Howl in the Dark has not sold as well as was expected, and the publisher felt it was in the series best interest to delay publication of Books 2 and 3 to ‘reposition’ the series.
The books are now scheduled to be released in the Fall of 2010, and I have been assured that that is a firm date.
I’m terribly disappointed and have been avoiding the whole subject – though I did send the information out to subscribers to my newsletter – but I’m starting to see reviews of The Ghost’s Revenge online, (good reviews, for the most part) and I got a very nice letter from a reader this morning asking what was going on; she had heard from Amazon that the book was not coming out August 1st, and they didn’t know when it would be. I knew I had to do something.
So… sigh. At least now you know.
This seems to be happening fairly often recently, and on Dear Author they did a post recently on whether readers are bothered by writers online bashing their publisher. Click here to see the post!
In my case, I’ve been lucky. Sourcebooks Casablanca has been nothing but professional, and I appreciate it.
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And in a related note, will someone PLEASE tell Harriet Klausner that my name is not Donna Lea Simmons???