Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by GaryH, Sep 25, 2020.
We could also be seeing effects of last year’s difficulties with everything.
I assumed the global paper shortage was the main reason. Star Trek books are profitable or they would not do so many every year, but I assumed the publisher has other priorities it is balancing.
On the tv news paper shortages are causing major problems getting books published for all the different book companies right now and shortages of books arriving in book stores too, I went to a store recently and couldn't find the books I hope d to buy. Mysteries and sci fi novels.
By the way, I have started a dedicated thread for 2022 here:
That does not make sense according to how the industry works. What is there to spoil? There is no extended novelverse project being maintained right now, hence all the Discovery and Picard tie-in novels whose blurbs obviously don't fit into Discovery-Destiny-Coda continuity. S&S even put out To Lose the Earth in spite of the novel being glaringly being incompatible with the recent Picard season 1.
Well that's an understatement. Lol!
I heard reports of this nature circulating earlier this year:
Here's an article that popped up recently (earlier this month) about the issues hitting the publishing industry:
The great book shortage of 2021, explained
Thanks for the article link it makes sense why material shortages are making it harder to get books published and into Book stores right now.
Wait, this has been going on all year? I really didn't notice, as pretty much every book I preordered this year arrived either on or close enough to the release date.
When I tried to get Andy Weir's Project Hail Mary book there was a printing shortage problem for his novel and it took longer to get books in the stores.I finally got a copy of it. It took several weeks for the Book store to get it. It's a great book I highly recommend it.
The official site interviews Alex White about the upcoming DS9 novel Revenant, releasing December 22 according to the article.
I cannot stress enough how much I am looking forward to this book. White is so, so good and such a good fit for DS9.
Revenant is the one book I've been looking forward to getting after the news here about finally getting a new Ds9 story with Jadzia and Kira that takes place during the tv series. And having an author who's a longtime Ds9 fan makes me want to get a copy even more now.
For the record, a book I edited for Tor has had its pub date pushed back twice because of COVID/supply chain issues.
I’m looking forward to it. I always liked the Alien novels they did.
once again Barnes & Noble just slaps new books on the shelves regardless of street dates, i picked up Revenant last night and am a quarter of the way through already
Street dates don't really matter for paperbacks, the only time it's really a big deal for the really big releases.
Thanks for the heads-up. Picked it up. Also got my first Firefly book. Confusingly, some of the Firefly novels were shelved with series fiction, some were shelved under the author's name, and some were shelved under Whedon's name.
thanks for the info, this is why i follow such a knowledgeable group of posters here. i'm glad that Revenant and Oblivion's Gate didn't count as big releases then. in particular, i really enjoyed reading Revenant this weekend
Only something like Harry Potter or Stephen King counts as a "big release" requiring a regulated release date. Otherwise, bookstores are free to put new books on the shelf as soon as they arrive in the store.
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