2023 book releases

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  1. Enterprise1701

    Enterprise1701 Commodore Commodore

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    Some recent schedule shuffling has occurred at Simon & Schuster, and with so few novels left for 2022, I figure this thread for 2023 might as well go up now.

    Scheduled to close out this year:
    Picard - Second Self by Una McCormack for 13 September 2022
    The Original Series - Harm's Way by David Mack for 13 December 2022

    Currently scheduled for the upcoming year:
    Strange New Worlds - The High Country by John Jackson Miller for 21 February 2023
    Discovery - New Horizons by Dayton Ward for 1 May 2023

    And a listing for an as-of-yet untitled Picard novel remains up online.

    Links to previous threads:
    https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/2022-book-releases.308978/
    https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/2021-books-announced.305748/
    https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/2020-titles-announced.300730/
     
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  2. Markonian

    Markonian Fleet Admiral Moderator

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    Thanks! That's exciting. For modern times, that's quite a number of incoming books. I wonder if New Horizons could take place in the 5-month period between seasons 3 and 4, is set after season 4 and leading into 5, or a combination of both.
     
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  3. Reanok

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    Thanks for the book updates it's good to know when the books may come out.
     
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  4. GaryH

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    Thanks for this. I didn’t realise SNW had been pushed to next year. Boo.
     
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    Agreed, muchas gracias. This information is one of the first things that turned me into a BBS reader and poster!
     
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    I wonder if the SNW book's release change is to coincide with the international rollout...
     
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  7. David Weller

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    I certainly hope we’re going to get the series in the UK before 2023. Although Paramount+ was first announced for early 2022 and has since slipped to Summer 2022.
     
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  10. tenmei

    tenmei Commodore Commodore

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    It looks like In Harms Way might be getting shuffled back to January 2023, at least that's the release date on Amazon UK
     
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  11. Reanok

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    I wouldn't be suprised if Harm's way was pushed back to January 2023 due to supply chain shortages. It's happening at my local bookstore some of the scifi books I was interested in getting have been delayed due to supply chain shortages.
     
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  12. Jedi Ben

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    Yep, does seem to be the way of it now.
     
  13. JWolf

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    But the eBook can still come out on time as eBooks have no supply chain issues.
     
  14. Brendan Moody

    Brendan Moody Vice Admiral Admiral

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    They’re not going to cannibalize print sales by releasing the ebook ahead of the print version.
     
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  15. Markonian

    Markonian Fleet Admiral Moderator

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    Perhaps we should? It's not like we hold back from streaming a movie to wait for its VHS/DVD/Blu-Ray release.
     
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  16. Smiley

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    Word of mouth for books takes a little longer to spread than for movies, so it makes sense that you would want to get your money in hand for as many formats as possible right away if feedback is negative. When people like the book, it still makes sense to have the book available in all the formats for any excited prospective reader to buy it in.

    On a practical level, it is probably currently written into the contracts that the releases happen concurrently between ebook and print.

    Caveat: I have no insider publishing business knowledge, and all of the above is just speculation on my part.
     
  17. Brendan Moody

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    Different media with different business models, not least because with film the theatrical release is the primary format while VOD and disc are both subsidiaries. The initial print release of a book is where publishers either make or lose the money.
     
  18. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

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    If eBooks had taken over the paid market the way streaming has, it would be a different story, but we aren't anywhere close to a balance where enthusiasts have to beg for hardcopy releases as they do for movies and TV.
     
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  19. The Wormhole

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    Indeed, books are the one market where the physical media sales rival the digital media sales and as long as that remains the case, e-book releases will always be simultaneous with the printed book releases.
     
  20. Avro Arrow

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    "Rival" actually seems to be underselling the disparity somewhat. According to this site (and assuming their statistics are correct), print books outsell ebooks 4 to 1.
     
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