Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Update on Ian Tregillis' Milkweed Triptych Delays - self-publish next time!

NEWS | Update on Ian Tregillis' Milkweed Triptych Delays ~ Mad Hatter's Bookshelf & Book Review:
".... In less than two weeks, she had already read the published version of Bitter Seeds, as well as the 20-month-old manuscript for Coldest War, and was a few chapters into Necessary Evil. And she even plans to go back and reread Coldest War again before consolidating her notes on the book! I've been told to expect an editorial letter by the end of this month. Best of all, we had a broad-strokes discussion of her analysis, only to discover that we're very much on the same wavelength."

So the trilogy is written but buried by incompetent and/or lazy publisher/editor--and now its finally getting back on track for 2012, maybe. Another reason why self-publishing will start to gather steam.
Bitter Seeds is a fantastic book and there is no reason not to believe that the remaining two books in the trilogy are not just as good. Tregillis could have capitalized on the success of the first book and gone on to have great sales figures, an RPG, MMO and other profitable spin-offs in the time he has been waiting for the publishers to get off their asses.