Home Stretch

Alex Verus #10 is into the final stretch.  I’m halfway through the last full chapter – just need to finish the big confrontation, then do the epilogue, and I’ll be done.  Still shooting for end of September as a target date.  

On an unrelated note, I’m seriously considering adding a FAQ to this site.  I keep getting asked the same questions via email and comments – usually “how many books will there be” and “when’s the next book coming out”.  (Answer to the first is 12, answer to the second is October 2019.)  Then again, I have the sinking feeling that people wouldn’t read it anyway.  

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9 Responses to Home Stretch

  1. Duly noted and will read. Good to know that it’s 12 and at least we have three more to look forward to.


  2. Can says:

    Least you can do is send the FAQ link if you created it so when people ask regarding common questions. Would still be useful enough, I believe.
    Anyway, thanks for the update. I’m looking forward to it and will finally get a physical copy when it’s out (whew, I’ll be 18 when it does). You’ve got a great balance of love-hate between characters and the books-the reader themselves in all aspects in these series, and it’s something I really admire about it and can’t help but compare. Hope you’re doing well.

  3. Nicola says:

    I’ll read it.

  4. Michael says:

    Assuming a Sept 30 (or even Oct 31) turn-in date, that’s a LONNNG manuscript publication cycle. Sanderson’s 800 page SA books take 10 months from Tor, and that includes hardback printing and shipping logistics. You right very high quality stuff… you should get paid faster. 😉

    And yes, there’s an element of self-interest here, as I’d like to PAY you faster (and get to read the book faster, obviously!)

    It’s certainly none of my business and I’ll be buying it the minute the pre-order button is available on it, but I’m curious why the cycle is so long. Tor and Baen are wayyy faster than that, and they deal with hardback printing. Most Kindle and paperback-only indie runs are 1-3 months. You really deserve a hardback edition of these books, and I’d buy a leatherbound set in a heartbeat.

  5. ArmYgeddon says:

    Ooft, I don’t see a big issue with that proofreading time, just as long as the book is up to snuff. Which I have every confidence it will be anyway, and they’ve generally been coming out yearly anyway.

    But it really makes you think, I’ll probably get a touch emotional seeing the ending in book 12, been following it right since I accidentally stumbled on the first one in 2012 will be bittersweet seeing the end of Verus’ story

  6. Jeff says:

    So basically a year? Seems kind of long if you are going to be done with it by the end of this month. I guess I can see the point though because it takes a while to edit and then find a solution for a book cover. Just was hoping for something in February.

  7. Benedict says:

    A breakdown of the publication cycle timing is here: http://benedictjacka.co.uk/2014/12/05/the-process-conclusion/

  8. KJ says:

    I have totally enjoyed this series of books and interested in what your plans are for your next book (outside of the Verus series). Can you divulge any hints as to the next project? New genre? Taking a break to travel the world?

  9. Tamara says:

    Ah, so exciting to know that the next book is finished and on schedule. Just finished listening to the Audiobook, I read the kindle version the day it came out but I loved listening to it as well! I really appreciate all your hard work, and also appreciate that you take the time to get the story just right, and am eagerly awaiting the next release. Thanks again!!

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