Archive through January 15, 2006

Janny Wurts Chat Area: Arc 3: Alliance of Light: Stormed Fortress: Status: Archive through January 15, 2006
   By Hunter on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 07:02 am: Edit Post

Do you really want to get into a "why are the US and UK/Aust/NZ different" discussion? :-):-):-)

   By Benjamin Findlater on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 07:08 am: Edit Post

You could always just point out the more obvious reasons :-)

   By David Gardner on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 08:27 am: Edit Post

Ignoring all of the industry-specific political reasons to maintain such a division, at its base you can probably say that having regionalised publishing houses is due to the historical difficulties of enforcing copyright for works that were created in a another country. Each country does have subtly different laws and legal systems after all.

Today this is much less of a problem, as compliance with the Berne Convention is required by all WTO member states through TRIPS (and penalties for non-compliance can be quite severe). This means that generally a work that is protected in one State is also protected in another.

   By Janny Wurts on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 11:59 am: Edit Post

Also, different regions have different preferences...publishers have their own way of knowing what works in their territories. There was an interview done, recently, with artists and authors, on the subject of the differences between British and American covers - with examples. I participated, and it's likely the gryphon has linked the site under Interviews in the Bulletins section...if you want to dive in depth, check it out.

Me - I am on with the book! WHOOP - Ch 8 main WORKS! (first test read's back) for what follows....hang on with all you've got!

   By Wendy Collett on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 03:53 pm: Edit Post

Ah Janny, I'm really waiting for when you write about my socks rolling up and down again (in excitement)! I loved that phrase last time :-) :-) :-)

PS, Happy New Year and all that jazz.


   By Hunter on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 08:50 am: Edit Post

Can you confirm Mr. Gryphon?

   By Beth Caudill on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 04:08 pm: Edit Post

On the issue of book covers, sometimes I wonder what the US marketers are thinking. We get covers (in general not Janny specific) that half the time have nothing to do with the story. A good percentage of the time I find that I like the British version of the covers better than the US. Makes me wonder where the 'US likes this' comes from.



   By Trys on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 06:12 am: Edit Post


What am I confirming? Sorry I'm feeling under the weather today and not tracking the question.


   By Hunter on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 06:58 am: Edit Post

Hi Trys,

In the post by Janny a couple up she mentions an interview she took part in which talked about the differences between US and UK covers.. she said you'd linked it but I wasn't sure if you had, or if you had, which one it was.


   By Janny Wurts on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 10:05 am: Edit Post

The draft manuscript currently stands at - 527 pages - as I start in today. There's the likely chance I MAY nail this scene, and even, perhaps, this subchapter today. And if not then, assuredly tomorrow. Barring interruptions, that is - though of course, I'll take the good sort!

Cheerful and healing thoughts to our Gryphon!

   By Hunter on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 08:18 pm: Edit Post


   By Janny Wurts on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 08:52 pm: Edit Post

Day's finish, 533 and I made it through!!! After a cross check, tomorrow, pitch this off for a test, Then, I start the last sequence of chapter 8...rolling onward. :-)

Wow, I love flying on a good roll.

   By shahina daar on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 12:01 am: Edit Post

janny this is soooo exciting- I can almost feel you writing! no wonder we all enjoy your books so much if just writing about writing ( does that make sense???) gives so much fun.
re your covers- i have the copy of Peril's gate bought at heathrow i think- it doesn't have Arithon. something missing there for me!A late happy new year to all and i hope, a more peaceful one.

   By Trys on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 06:48 am: Edit Post

If the link exists it will be on the webpage under Bulletins: Interview. Sorry, I wouldn't recall which one might have the discussion.

   By Blue on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 07:18 am: Edit Post

To paraphrase an old song:

Go Janny, go Janny, go Janny go!

P.S. I figured you could do without the "Little Old Janny from Sarasota" bit I was originally going to add! :-O

   By Janny Wurts on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 10:01 am: Edit Post

Blue - what, did I misplace that hot sports car?

   By nathan on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 10:26 am: Edit Post

This is way too exciting, a daily page count, from the Author herself no less!

I've never felt such a sense of anticipation about a book before. I always look forward to the next instalment from you Janny but this seems different╔╔special somehow.

Maybe because it's the end of the arc, I don't know why but I just get the feeling that the pompous little princeling Lysaer is about to get put in his place.

Dito to Blue╔Go Janny, go╔

Thanks for the page counts. Long may the good roll continue.

   By Blue on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 05:01 pm: Edit Post

Uh, actually, I was envisioning a sorcery powered horse named Isfarenn rather than a car, but if you want a car, why, by all means, pick one!

A funny scenario for you... based on the likes and dislikes of the main characters, what do you think they would drive in the "real" world? I see Arithon as a muscle car fan, such as a GTO, while Lysaer would probably have a chaufer driven Rolls Royce.

   By Hunter on Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 07:23 am: Edit Post

I think Lysaer would commission a Popemobile where he could be seen by the adoring masses, surround himself with a coterie of celibate priests out of touch with society, deride what they don't understand and yearn to rule the world unelected..

Arithon I see driving a paisley covered VW Kombi Van with a surf board on top.. :-)

   By Kam on Sunday, January 15, 2006 - 01:21 am: Edit Post

Arithon would ride a bicycle.