Pirates! Janny, Details please!
Tampa is not so far for me.
Florida Pirate Festival
Coachman Park, Clearwater, FL
November 17th, 18th, 19th
10am to 10pm Fri and Sat, Sun , 10am to 6pm
Not sure which day or days we will go. Ask nearer the time.
Thank you very much Janny. I hope that the late 07 date is for the US release? Or is it UK? Meisha Merlin only distributes to the US and that is who would be distributing THE book correct? Add my loud yell to the bunch although I work in a library so yelling in here is not good, hmmmm where can I yell? If I yell outside people will think that I am insane (not that they are neccessarily wrong...), in my apartment I will scare the crap out of the little kitten that I found living under a tree by the rent a wreck shop. This needs more thought.... Maybe I can just yell really loud in my head? Does that count?
(poing.. poing... poing..)
ISITDONEYET? ISITDONEYET? ISITDONEYET?
(three second pause...)
(poing.. poing... poing..)
ISITOUTYET? ISITOUTYET? ISITOUTYET?
Beware the Salmon of Correction.... ::thwap::
(thank you, Janny!)
Weird capering happy dance from this end. Cats are giving me the "Uh oh, she's getting ready to SNAP again!" look.
Hoorahhhh excited dance round the living room, husband looking at me strangely, would get the wine flowing but can't as baby on the way but hey big bar of chocolate and a cup of tea will do for my celebration.
Lot of dancing about going on; I'm saving myself for publication whence I will explode into activity seeking the quickest way to get a copy!
Congratulations Janny, may you reap great rewards for your labours. Mmm just think of the happiness you are spreading!
Restructure of numerous "fixits" on sticky notes tagged to manuscript pages, done!
Cut down of draft, marked up through chapter 2 main.
Chugging along on schedule.
I think you are going to become the living proof that "perpetual motion" exists, lady.
However, here is some more perpetual motion - do you have any preliminary sketches for the cover? Arithon, we know, is going to be his usual gorgeous self, but HOW is he going to be his usual gorgeous self?
Ah, the cover art.....it's in my head, still.
Except for the sketches for the British edition, and the reissue covers for the earlier Alliance of Light volumes. Those are done and approved, and awaiting finish.
You'd really prefer the polished manuscript turned in - as that will "lock" the production schedule for next year. The cover art is tagged with a March due date.
I will paint up the lot after New Year's, all going well....expect a red background.
Are you planning the same cover art for US and UK/Aust/Kiwi editions or the portrait cover for US and landscape type painting for Britain and her colonies?
Red background.. hmm.. red goes really well with.. um, fire! Alestron burning perhaps? Lysaer slagging something.. a drake re-appearing?
Colonies!? *exasperated exclamation*
Seriously...*sigh* - *he says with a BIG grin*
There wouldn't be much point in having the same covers for US & UK release...the whole series of covers has been different...(I'm thinking that if I came into money, I'd have to get the whole US-cover series...just to complete it all - Like I did with Cycle of Fire - I had 2 old covers and Shadowfane was the new cover...so I bought the Old Shadowfane cover and updated the first two as well!)
Speaking of which Janny;
There's a teen-fic series called "Sweep" in the US, and "Wicca" in the UK/AUS.
I've come to find out the finished manuscript that was approved for print in the UK was chopped....certain lines / passages were removed from the individual books, rendering our UK editions shorter and less-complete than the US Sweep editions...
This hasn't occurred with the WoLaS series has it? I would be devastated if I found out your books had been chopped for the UK editions as well...
There has been no chopping of any edition - there could be minor changes, ONLY where a single word meant one thing in the UK and another here.
Dockwalloper - UK edition.
Dock worker - US edition
That sort of thing.
No content cuts!!! Shudder....
Well.. I could hardly call the US a British colony any more..
Oddly enough the person who 'exclaimed in an exasperated manner' at the 'colonies' comment is not an American.
Hmm.. seems I distracted from the original question of whether we would be blessed with two different covers for Stormed Fortress, or just the one? Janny?
I believe in the earlier versions of books the UK versions had UK style/spelling/etc. but not so much in the recent books.. e.g. co-operation became cooperation.. cancelling became canceling.. etc. But not content changes..
The UK version will have the same style as Traitor's Knot, and all of the Alliance of Light covers will be reissued to match that.
US version would look like the US set to date.
The spellings have varied back and forth. Sometimes the UK version spells their way, sometimes they opt not.