Sunday, March 31, 2013

Amazon and publication date rumors

Some of you may have noticed that WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART'S BLOOD is now listed on Amazon.com with an estimated publication date of December 10, 2013.

BEFORE YOU GET EXCITED....



PLEASE READ THIS!!

I asked Diana Gabaldon last week on Compuserve if the Dec. 10 date was confirmed, and her verbatim reply was "No, they're just makin' things up."

So, despite what Amazon says, December 10 is NOT the real publication date!  You don't have to take my word for it. You can see Diana's comments here.

Note to UK readers:

1) Diana called the 30 January 2014 date listed on amazon.co.uk for WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART'S BLOOD "completely unwarranted".

2) The listing for RED ANT'S HEAD on Amazon UK that shows a publication date of 18 April 2013 is also completely fictitious.  That book (Diana's contemporary mystery novel, featuring Tom Kolodzi) is still only partly written, and Diana is not even working on it at the moment.  Quite understandably, she's primarily focused on MOHB (aka MOBY, aka Book 8) these days.

I've said it before, but it's worth repeating:

Until a date shows up on the Random House website (Diana's US publisher), and/or Diana confirms it personally on Compuserve, Facebook, Twitter, etc., all of these rumored release dates are just that, RUMORS, and not the real date.

As soon as I hear that a publication date for WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART'S BLOOD has been confirmed, of course I'll post it here. In the meantime, keep watching my Release Dates FAQ page for the latest information.

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