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  • Why all the secrecy about releases?

    I have to wonder why keep us in the dark?

    I understand the need to have flexible release dates. I think an upcoming production list of books being planned would be a great thing.

    What does everybody else think? Is the surprise factor a good thing, or has it just become annoying?

    While the scriptbooks proper were coming out the next issue/s were known about without disasterous results. I'd like to know for sure about books coming out, how about anyone else?
    Last edited by glindros; 10-12-2008, 11:24 AM.
    What a wonderful world you live in. -
    Yeah, well, the rent is cheap, the pay is decent and I get to make my own hours.

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    Of course, this is an issue for the scripts people, but maybe they don't announce books until they are ready for production because we would all be disappointed by delays that may come up before they were ready for distribution.

    They could give us a teaser about the things they are working on, though. A little glimpse into the future.....

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    • #3
      It's not a matter of being coy, it's more a matter of not wanting to promise anything prematurely. The Scripts Team has found that the fans really like the monthly publication schedule and want to keep to that, but also have to deal with such variables as JMS' schedule and the availability of other contributors. With the Print-On-Demand model, there's not a many-months-long gap between the completion of a book and its publication, it's more often a matter of days. There might be several projects in the works at any given time and each publication planned for a particular release date but not announced in case of any unforeseen snags.

      Jan
      "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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      • #4
        I understand the need to avoid hard release dates, but an idea about projects in the works would be really great. Half of the fun is the anticipation. Even jms let TMOS leak once upon a time.
        What a wonderful world you live in. -
        Yeah, well, the rent is cheap, the pay is decent and I get to make my own hours.

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        • #5
          Try thinking of each alert email like a present. Fun to get even if you don't know what's in it until you open it.

          Jan
          "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jan View Post
            Try thinking of each alert email like a present. Fun to get even if you don't know what's in it until you open it.

            Jan
            I suppose, but my patience is beginning to reach Karen's level. Knowing what's coming, even if a specific date is unknown would be wonderful.

            Can you confirm any projects in the works? Obviously the movie book is being worked on since you requested questions. [begging mode] Care to confirm a Crusade book, or any other items? [/begging mode]
            What a wonderful world you live in. -
            Yeah, well, the rent is cheap, the pay is decent and I get to make my own hours.

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            • #7
              I would if I could but I can't so I won't.

              Sorry,
              Jan
              "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jan View Post
                I would if I could but I can't so I won't.

                Sorry,
                Jan
                It's ok, as I learned a long time ago, faith manages
                What a wonderful world you live in. -
                Yeah, well, the rent is cheap, the pay is decent and I get to make my own hours.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by glindros View Post
                  It's ok, as I learned a long time ago, faith manages
                  Pretend you're Garibaldi:
                  I know what I know because I have to know it, and if I don't have to
                  know it, I don't tell me and I don't let anyone else tell me either.


                  Jan
                  "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by glindros View Post
                    I suppose, but my patience is beginning to reach Karen's level.
                    I think I'm getting a reputation. Am I getting a reputation?

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