Oops, turns out the publication date I gave above is tentative. We'll have to wait and see if it sticks.
Does that mean it may never see the light of day then?
Absolutely not. It's just that the Fall 2012 schedule hasn't been officially finalized yet, so it's always possible that some pub dates might get shifted around a bit, depending on whatever. Maybe the book will come out in September or November instead. Or, worst case scenario, bumped to January . . . which is unlikely.
It all depends on what the overall list ends up looking like.
"Hmm. Another book is running late and we have an open slot in September. Christopher's book is ready, right? Let's move that one up a few months."
That kind of thing . . . .