Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Amazon Strikes Again

So I saw this entry on one of my favorite author blogs.

It brings up an interesting question -- what happens to your marketing efforts when you don't really have a hard-and-fast "release date" anymore, if the eBook version suddenly drops unexpectedly early?

(N.B.: What I don't know is if this was in fact Baen's original plan, in which case it's likely more a matter of "it would have been nice to keep everyone in the loop" than anything else.)


1 comment:

  1. Interesting, too, that Amazon lists the pub date as October 10 (probably the day the Kindle file was uploaded by the publisher(?)--but why would they do this so far in advance of the pub date?) and Baen lists it as November 1. I wonder if Baen will let you download it now if you go all the way through their checkout system...

    On a side note, this looks like a really interesting book. If you are interested in the subject matter, check out The Prester Quest (nonfiction) by Nicholas Jubber.