Build Your Own Publishing Schedule- 2014 Edition

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by ryan123450, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Commodore Commodore

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    Next years publishing schedule will start to be revealed to us in the coming months. Tell us what you'd like it be filled with. Remember to keep it vague, no story ideas, just series and descriptions.

    I know there have already been a few books announced, but since they would have been on my wish list anyway, I'll include them in mine:

    FEB: Enterprise: Rise of the Federation- Tower of Babel
    MAR: Deep Space Nine: Ascendants, Book 1
    APR: Deep Space Nine: Ascendants, Book 2
    MAY: Voyager: Full Circle Fleet, Book 5
    JUN: The Original Series- Five Year Mission, Book 249
    JUL: Titan, Book 13
    AUG: Tales of the Typhon Pact
    SEP: Excelsior: The Fate of Sulu
    OCT: Litverse Crossover, Book 1: Enterprise-E
    NOV: Litverse Crossover, Book 2: Aventine
    DEC: Litverse Crossover, Book 3: Deep Space Nine
    JAN: The Original Series: "Ex Machina" continuity continuation

    I know people want more classic TOS books, and while I'm tired of them, I've come to realize I'm ok with them as long as they have some link to the Lit-verse like DRGIII's recent novel did.

    I'm sure some of my wishes will really come out, and I'm sure others most certainly won't, but that's my list. What would be your schedule for the next year?
     
  2. Thrawn

    Thrawn Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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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.
     
  3. Avro Arrow

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    I figured I'd just be able to crib most of my responses from last year, so I searched up the old thread. Turns out we're actually getting one of the items that I would have commissioned for 2013!

    Woohoo! So I guess I'll throw together a schedule for 2014 too, and maybe I'll get one of those as well! ;) I'll try to make it a bit different from my 2013 one, just for variety, but there will be overlap.

    1. DS9 Ascendents Duology: Book 1 by DRGIII
    2. DS9 Ascendents Duology: Book 2 by DRGIII
    3. Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel by CLB (already announced IRL)
    4. Novelization of The Secret of Vulcan Fury, by D.C. Fontana. (I am going to keep including this one until we get it!)
    5. VOY continuation by Kirsten Beyer
    6. Scotty follow-up story by David McIntee (I believe he stated on these boards that he had an idea for this.)
    7. Aventine novel by David Mack
    8. Titan novel by either Andy Mangels, Geoffrey Thorne or James Swallow
    9. TNG post-The Fall novel by William Leisner or James Swallow
    10. TOS novel by Dayton Ward, Greg Cox or Ward/Dilmore
    11. DS9 post-The Fall novel by DRGIII, S.D. Perry or Una McCormack
    12. SCE (full-length) novel set in post-Destiny continuity, by KRAD

    I realize in reality one of these slots will probably be taken up by the Into Darkness novelization MMPB, but since I don't have to deal in reality... ;)

    For the year's TP releases, I'll pretty much copy what I had last year, except I'll drop the two that are no longer relevant:

    1. Trial Run by Shatner and the Reeves-Stevens
    2. New Frontier Finale, by PAD
    3. Slings & Arrows Omnibus
    4. Crucible Omnibus, by DRGIII (including all the extra content that was originally commissioned)

    And I still think an ongoing eBook only series would be fun, now that eBooks have increased in popularity. I still like both my thoughts from last year, but the most versatile would probably be the "Tales from Known Space"-type one, which would allow authors to pitch ideas from any era, any POV, and include any characters old or new. Release four to six novellas a year, and you're good to go!
     
  4. JD

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    I'm love to see a little more diversity, a return of SCE, a new series.

    2014
    Jan: TOS/ SCE return e-book novella
    Feb: Post - The Fall TNG novel/ DS9 e-book novella
    Mar: Refugees (Abramsverse book 1)/ SCE e-book novella
    Apr: Kirsten Beyer Voy/DS9 e-book novella
    May: Seek A Newer World (Abramsverse book 2)/SCE e-book novella
    Jun: New 24th century series book 1/DS9 e-book novella / themed collection along the lines of the Seven Deadly Sins
    July: IKS Gorkon post-Destiny (post - The Fall?) by KRAD/SCE e-book novella
    Aug: RITF: Tower of Babel/Voy e-book novella
    Sep: Post - The Fall Titan/SCE e-book novella
    Oct: New Series book 2/Voy e-book novella
    Nov: TOS novel/SCE novella
    Dec: Post - The Fall DS9
    2015:
    Jan: More Beautiful Than Dead (Abramsverse book 3)/ Ent e-book novella
    Feb: Post - The Fall Aventine
     
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  5. nickyboy

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    12 x Deep Space Nine
     
  6. Mage

    Mage Commodore Commodore

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    As long as Martin stops writing Trek, and the people at Pocket finally realize that 6 TOS novels in a year is overkill, I'll be fine.
     
  7. NightJim

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    Despite being extremely far behind and playing catch up right now, I'll just say a New Frontier novel, because the 6 I've read have been awesome and people here have me worried it's been abandoned.

    As for the rest of the year, even mix of everything else?
     
  8. tomswift2002

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    Besides the already announced Voyager novel by Beyer, how about a Voyager novel set during the series, possible in the Kes era.
     
  9. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Commodore Commodore

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    I forgot about New Frontier. I would love an awesome finale book. Hopefully if we never get one of those, at least The Fall has teased a resolution to the cliffhanger from the last book.
     
  10. EddyDrama

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    Here is my list.

    FEB: Voyager -novel
    MAR: Enterprise: Rise of the Federation- Tower of Babel
    APR: DS9 Dominion War: Proud Cardassia
    MAY: TNG/DTI/DS9-R: Q-eries (Book 1)
    JUN: TNG/DTI/Aventine: Quakes (Book 2)
    JUL: TNG/DTI: ConseQuenses (Book 3)
    AUG: DS9-R -novel
    SEP: Enterprise-B: Dreams of Hope
    OCT: Full Circle Fleet: Demeter and Ceres
    NOV: Titan -Novel
    DEC: Section 31 -novel
    JAN: Voyager -novel
     
  11. Thrawn

    Thrawn Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Despite my wishlist above, if you add in keeping Beyer on Voyager, and this is pretty much my opinion.
     
  12. King Daniel Beyond

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    My ideal schedule would include at least four novels based on J.J. Abrams' movies - but that's not happening any time soon.:sigh:

    I won't mirror the anti-Martin sentiments above. I didn't like his ENT novels, but I enjoyed and Seize the Fire and I'm currently enjoying Fallen Gods.
     
  13. Relayer1

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    This. Won't happen though - they sell and money talks.

    Try a positive spin and think of them as subsidising the stuff we like !
     
  14. Greg Cox

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    About the latter, I may be disappointing you there . . . :)
     
  15. Relayer1

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    You've got to earn a crust Greg - I'll forgive you !

    Seriously though, your novels are enjoyable. I'm not completely anti TOS novels, but there are just so damned many...

    :)
     
  16. DorkBoy [TM]

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    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.
     
  17. Greg Cox

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    Thanks, folks. I admit I love writing TOS books so I have a definite bias here.
     
  18. Thrawn

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    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 :)
     
  19. Greg Cox

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    Thanks! It's nice to see last year's work finally showing up in print this Spring!
     
  20. bbailey861

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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.