Janny that's interesting, I wonder where HC have distributed them to then, as I haven't seen a trade paperback version on sale at any of the few major sellers in the UK. They could be reserved for smaller independent bookshops possibly I suppose or I could just have been really blind and missed them....
I rang my local bookstore to check, they never got the hardcover in, I suspect Australia might not be getting it, or we are still waiting for a few copies to swim out from the UK.
Sent HC New York a scathing email this morning. I was a little tetchy, and decided to let them have it with both barrels. Likely won't do a bit of good, but it made me feel better to voice my displeasure.
Well UK had the book printed early enough, it surely cannot take that long to send them to the USA that they could not get them unpacked and distributed for a November release, or even December to still get the Christmas sales. And if Australia can get a local printer to do at least the trade paperback, why is it the same cannot be done in the USA? Janny struggles to get the recognition her WoLaS series deserve, and most of the potential readers are in the USA. She needs those Christmas sales.
Won't do a bit of good - HarperCollins NY doesn't publish the book - HC Voyager UK does, and it is distributed in USA/Canada by HarperCollins 360...which feeds the import titles into the same channel that distributes HC Voyager NY, but - a separate office handles the US books and the imports....the NY editorial office that handles the USA published books could care less/has nothing to do with mine.
What I've said: NUMBERS will prod better treatment, all around. Read/review/rate - post your reviews in more than one place. Remark in forums. Post quotes in your social media. Catch up public forums that are 'dead' so they're current. If you have a favorite review blogger, politely encourage them to check out the series...all this will do the series a WORLD of good. This is stuff I CANNOT DO as the author,, but you all can, as readers who enjoy fantasy.
Early, out the gate buzz - tangible TALK about this title - can very well incentivize the staff who are already overloaded to sit up and unpack the books faster.
I appreciate ALL everyone here has done - and trust me, when you make noise - I do see the stats!!! Trouble is, we live in an information cluttered society - when the noise subsides, when the signal goes quiet - so do the stats.
(apologies for flogging a dead horse - I KNOW you're sick of hearing it - so - on the uptick: the better news is the writing I've gotten done, today on Song of the Mysteries.)
Regarding the difficulty of getting the trade paperback edition of Destiny's Conflict in the UK - I made inquiries - looks like this is an Australia only release in this format. UK offers the hardbound, and the mass market paperback (the small format to release in 2018). I have asked if this is the case in the USA, also.
No figuring out why the publisher chooses to break continuity like this; first I've heard of the plan.
Update: USA gets hardback and mass market formats only.
Australia, NZ, Canada, etc (looks like commonwealth markets) get the Trade Paperback = comment was, 'hopefully folks who want that format can get it from there, and shipping won't be too expensive.'
Price of getting the hardback reinstated, maybe...apologies to collectors for lack of consistency, all these decisions are beyond my control, today's first I've heard of it.
I have to go on writing Song of the Mysteries and COUNT MY BLESSINGS that we have a publisher finishing out the series, period - there have been SO many tripping points where it could have gone down. Given that we WILL HAVE BOOKS, there is always hope there will be a future shift in the series' favor.
Oh I remember the whole publisher uncertainty mid series. I'm very grateful US gets a hardback even delayed and that we know we'll get the last book. Though with self-publishing nowadays, I'd accept no excuse not to have at least an ebook in my greedy hands! ;)
Just delivered: my AmazonUK order for hardcover Destiny's Conflict.
I pulled up Amazon dot com USA to see what it says now.
Now Amazon dot com USA offers copies for sale . They are all imports. UK, Germany, Austria....
The hardcover listing offers that the publication date is September 18, 2017.
Earliest arrival date through US Amazon is October 20, so says Book Depository in its listing as a bookseller at US Amazon.
The other listings have arrival dates later in October or early in November.
My book has just arrived....I can't believe we are at the end.
My heart desires this series to go on forever. Tears will ensure yet again thanks to the brilliance of your writing Janny.
Jeff Johnson, there is another volume following Destiny's Conflict, and THAT is the end.
Destiny's Conflict is the finish of Arc IV, and Song of the Mysteries is the finale, which I am putting into draft, now.
Fantastic to hear Janny, I love how emotional this series has been for me, it's a joy to experience every book.
I just got the following message from Amazon (USA):
"Your new estimated delivery date is: Friday, October 27, 2017 - Wednesday, November 1, 2017.".
Me too! I got that email, too! I canít wait to start reading.
Wow -- has you readers' enthusiasm actually gotten the books unpacked quicker? Amazing. This is very happy news!
VERY happy news! My e-mail said I'd receive it on Wednesday the 25th. It'll be good to have the actual physical book... I couldn't wait, so I had also purchased the ebook as well. It was so good I devoured it in roughly 48 hours. Oh. My. Heck. What a ride you've taken us on Mistress Talespinner! Amazon revue has been posted! Now to go over and check out the speculation thread for Song of Mysteries...
Another Amazon USA customer here,
and I also received the estimated-delivery-date e-mail.
Oh my, and I've just received a delivery confirmation for something completely different (a small piece of technology to make a larger piece of technology work) that has been delayed since June.
This is my day, ladies and gentlemen. Can't wait to read my book by the artificial moonlight of my child's nightlight.