Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Enterprise1701, Apr 8, 2018.
Pity it’s not him from behind showing his famous “flat butt” like the first novel with Michael.
Pity this could be the last Pocket Trek novel.
Has that been confirmed that they’ve lost the license?
Once again, there is no reason at all to believe that. All we know is that the license renewal is delayed. Anything else is reckless speculation.
CBS still owns Pocket last time I checked. Synergy.
I don’t know if I will get this one. I’m not really a fan of Discovery and I only bought the other books because of their connections to TOS.
Doesn't mean a thing. If another publisher makes a better offer than Simon & Schuster, then CBS might go with that publisher.
There may be advantages to keeping it "in house" that transcends such offers.
It's not "reckless" to point out that the license hasn't been renewed yet - or if so, that it hasn't been announced - and that Pocket has lost the right to contract additional novels unless/until that renewal occurs (or in other words, lost the license).
There's no reason to believe that another publisher is going to get the license instead - that would be speculation. But the ending of Pocket's license isn't, or else we'd have new titles on the shelves this year.
Go back and read what I was actually responding to before you get all lecturey. It wasn't "the license hasn't been renewed yet" -- it was, verbatim, "this could be the last Pocket Trek novel." Which is pure speculation based only on fear.
Also, the (potential) last Pocket novel is going to be "To Lose the Earth," so it's not even accurate FUD.
Right now I'm holding out hope that Pocket is just waiting for either Comic-Con, the Vegas Trek Con, or one of the Destination Star Trek cons in Europe to make a big announcement.
Looking forward to DST in October. I just want a photo with Jason Issacs.
Not really. If it was “in house”, then CBS would be publishing the books themselves. But, aside from being owned by the same parent company, CBS & S&S are two separate companies. I’m reminded of the effect TOS had on RCA and NBC in the 60’s: while NBC was owned by RCA, they were losing money on TOS, but RCA was making money from people buying color TV’s to watch it.
S&S is a subsidiary of CBS Corporation.
That's just another way of saying what tomswift2002 said, that they have the same parent company. But tom is right that they're still distinct entities with distinct needs and decision-making processes. The shared ownership creates advantages and incentives to working together, but it is not an automatic guarantee or requirement. Although, again, that's purely hypothetical.
That was my point. There may be advantages beyond the money CBS Entertainment gets from the license.
Okay - can this thread please be about the book, and not about the license - there's another thread for that.
Okay. So was Phlox written back in? There has to be some tie in with the known Trek.
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