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Old November 3 2013, 06:36 PM   #101
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Re: Star Trek: The Seekers

Dayton has posted about the listing on his blog:

We were told Friday that this info was being pushed out over the weekend, and it looks like Amazon.com‘s already more or less on the ball with it, but the first two Star Trek: Seekers novels are now as listed as forthcoming and available for pre-order.
Kinda.

Star Trek: Seekers #2 – Point of Divergence, by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore, August 26th, 2014


Now, there’s a few things to note about these listings:
First, they’re listed as being only available in Kindle e-Book format. For those wondering, rest assured that the books also will be available as mass market paperbacks, along with all the various other e-Book formats.
Next, they’ve appended “Star Trek: The Original Series” to both titles. I suspect this is just related to whatever sales/marketing copy was sent out, as “Star Trek: Seekers” remains the series title. For whatever it’s worth, they did the same thing with Harbinger, the first book in the Star Trek: Vanguard series


At the moment, Kevin is listed as the sole author of Book #2, which is just another example of how Amazon tends to dick up entries with more than one author. I imagine this will be updated/corrected in due course.
Anyway, there you go. I expect that other booksellers will start populating their own sites with similar info in the coming days. It should be fun to see what they do with the data entry.


Meanwhile, I guess I should probably get on with writing my part of Book #2, then….


Allyn Gibson wrote: View Post
I wouldn't be surprised if they now had titles for merchandising and sales purposes. Pocket wouldn't want people in bookstores to miss a book because they were confused by the lack of a title, and they would want people to be able to find the book online through searches. A title cuts adds clarity. I'm only speculating -- I don't know that that's the reason -- but it wouldn't surprise me at all because I deal with the very thing in my day job.
I think you're probably spot on with that.
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