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More News on AMoL

I've had some emails from Harriet and company and can give you some more solid facts here.

First, an email Harriet said I could post:

Dear Brandon,

Whatever the "art" is that was posted on Dragonmount, I have not seen it, and from what I hear I would certainly not approve it.

Rest assured, no art will go on the cover until I have seen it and approved it. Best, Harriet

This was before Harriet saw the link on Dragonmount itself, showing the thumbnail of the artwork.  The fact that she hadn't yet seen cover art makes this all seem even more fishy to me.  Looking closely, that posted art really lacks detail.  After getting some internal emails from Tor, I'm really thinking that my conclusion last night was true.  This is not the cover, but a rough mock-up done quickly by production to have something to show at meetings.  It was never supposed to go outside of Tor, and is NOT the final cover, not even close to it.  I'll bet this is just a sketch Mr. Sweet did showing potential cover ideas.  It might not even be him doing the art--it's too small to tell.

Tor is planning a press release about AMoL talking about the title, the number of volumes, and that sort of thing.  We won't see it until early next week, however, because of issues of timing with the major news sources.  They moved it up from late in the week to early in the week, but that's the best they could do.  Until then, don't panic.  There is truth to some of the rumors, but there is also a lot of bad information going around. 

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saetter From: saetter Date: March 26th, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's good news, Brandon. I've posted a link to this post over on westeros.org, where the reaction to the cover/announcement has been... interesting. :)

I can't say that I've ever been a fan of Sweet's covers, but that one was way beyond what I hope to see on the front of book 12.
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 26th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
What, so you won't tell us which part of the rumors is truthful???

:)

raeyn From: raeyn Date: March 26th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

RAFO. ;)
clanchief From: clanchief Date: March 27th, 2009 01:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Volumes eh? I was afraid of that...I understand the print limitations, I just hope that they are released at the same time.
bethysdad From: bethysdad Date: March 27th, 2009 08:28 am (UTC) (Link)

Hopefully...

...the talk of the volumes being released a year apart are just scurrilous nonsense. I can understand the logistics of releasing such a weighty tome and it being easier to release the first half (or third or whatever) in the Autumn/Fall – even if it’s just so we can get our grubby paws on it. As long as the next volume drops a few monts later and not a full year, I’ll be able to handle it. Otherwise, I’ll likely have a nervous breakdown.

I’m keen to hear of news regarding release dates in the UK too. I’d like to avoid paying a fortune for a copy to be shipped from the States but I will, if I have to.

Thanks for the updates Brandon, we appreciate it.
marc_allan From: marc_allan Date: March 27th, 2009 01:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I feel like a kid waiting for summer break....
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