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Old April 22 2013, 11:21 PM   #16
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Re: Build Your Own Publishing Schedule- 2014 Edition

Greg, you just made my day.

I love that we've been having more TOS novels lately. For a good number of years, classic TOS novels were almost entirely missing. I was starving for them, and I'm really enjoying the current pattern: 6 months of TOS, then 6 months of the "modern continuity."

I don't know if TOS novels really sell better than the other series, but it wouldn't surprise me. For a lot of more casual fans, TOS is "Star Trek." The newer series have their fans (including me) but there's a lot of continuity to learn.

Beyond that, I'm hoping we get some good DS9 including the Ascendents story finally. DRGIII's recent TOS novel has gotten my hopes up.
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Old April 22 2013, 11:23 PM   #17
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Thanks, folks. I admit I love writing TOS books so I have a definite bias here.
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Old April 22 2013, 11:29 PM   #18
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As much Voyager and DS9 as possible, more from Christopher on Enterprise (I'm fairly sure, anyway...), the start of a totally brand new series that's completely incredible, and a year off of TOS completely.
About the latter, I may be disappointing you there . . .
And I wish you all the career success and writing joy that the current line can provide you

I won't be reading them, but congrats on your recent sales. Must be fun
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Old April 22 2013, 11:52 PM   #19
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As much Voyager and DS9 as possible, more from Christopher on Enterprise (I'm fairly sure, anyway...), the start of a totally brand new series that's completely incredible, and a year off of TOS completely.
About the latter, I may be disappointing you there . . .
And I wish you all the career success and writing joy that the current line can provide you

I won't be reading them, but congrats on your recent sales. Must be fun
Thanks! It's nice to see last year's work finally showing up in print this Spring!
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Old April 23 2013, 01:15 AM   #20
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Perhaps to make everyone happy (I am personally good seeing at least a couple of TOS books a year), Pocket could increase the number of books it publishes a year. I realize two books a month is probably too much, but having two a month in June, July, Aug, and Dec might work. I, like many others, read more in the summer and the extra one in December (before Xmas - and ya ya, I know not everyone celebrates but the fact of the matter is they do make great gifts) might be a good marketing idea.
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Old April 23 2013, 01:40 AM   #21
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As my schedule shows, I would love to see them go back to trades and regular e-books. It's a great way to get throw in some extra stories here and there throughout the year.
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Old April 23 2013, 01:56 AM   #22
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Can we just have the four Abramsverse novels and some 24th century books set during the various TV runs? Please?
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Old April 23 2013, 03:31 AM   #23
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FEB: TOS novel by Greg Cox
MAR: Rise of the Federation Book 2 by Chris Bennett
APR: New TOS-era series, #1 by David Mack
MAY: TOS novel by Dayton Ward
JUN: New TOS-era series, #2 by David Mack
JUL: VOY Relaunch #5 by Kirsten Beyer
AUG: New TOS-era series, #3 by David Mack
SEP: Aventine book by Dayton Ward
OCT: Post-Fall DS9 by Una McCormack
NOV: DS9: The Ascendants, Book #1 by DRGIII
DEC: DS9: The Ascendants, Book #2 by DRGIII
JAN: Post-Fall TNG by James Swallow
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Old April 25 2013, 09:55 AM   #24
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Can we just have the four Abramsverse novels and some 24th century books set during the various TV runs? Please?
I think we MAY get the JJverse novels at some point. I don't think there is much interest in novels set during the TV shows - there have been too many and 'everything back in the box at the end' is pretty uninteresting. Occasionally they work well, Hollow Men for instance, but that is very much a filling in the gaps exercise, not a stand alone story.
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Old April 25 2013, 10:04 AM   #25
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Don't hold your breath. It's either a legal issue (Pocket perhaps don't have and for some reason won't aquire the rights to publish original fiction based on the new films) or some personal beef where one party is refusing to deal with the other. Either way, if we were getting those books it would have happened by now.
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Old April 25 2013, 11:09 AM   #26
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Don't hold your breath. It's either a legal issue (Pocket perhaps don't have and for some reason won't aquire the rights to publish original fiction based on the new films) or some personal beef where one party is refusing to deal with the other. Either way, if we were getting those books it would have happened by now.
I think it might be after the new or maybe even the third film. They might need some amendments, or even be redone as TOS novels if suitable...
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Old April 25 2013, 12:20 PM   #27
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...and 'everything back in the box at the end' is pretty uninteresting.
Yet the Star Trek: The Original Series books sell the best.
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Old April 25 2013, 02:56 PM   #28
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I think it might be after the new or maybe even the third film. They might need some amendments, or even be redone as TOS novels if suitable...
Mine, at least, and probably Greg's (since it was about Spock Prime), would have to be profoundly rewritten to work as TOS. I approached it with the specific goal of telling a story that could only work in the Abramsverse, with that version of the characters and history and building on the events of the film -- otherwise what would be the point? I didn't want it to be just a TOS story with a few details changed; that would've been cheating. Maybe I could cannibalize ideas and characters from it, but it would have to be a significantly different story.
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Old April 25 2013, 08:18 PM   #29
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^ Do you know if the comics or game have invalidated anything anyone wrote in the four books?
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Old April 25 2013, 08:25 PM   #30
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^Heh, I was gonna start a thread once the movie's premiered to ask if it had contradicted those novels much in terms of story or characterization. Just out of curiousity.
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