Originally, the audiobook edition of The Coldest War was scheduled to come out tomorrow, December 20. Alas, it turns out that the narrator for the Audible.com edition of The Coldest War, Kevin Pariseau, had an unexpected scheduling conflict that made it necessary to push the release date back a few weeks.
So, rather than December 19, it’ll be coming out on January 17.
(More below the cut.)
I found out about this last week, and have been extremely remiss in not posting about the delay immediately. Please accept my sincerest apologies. It probably won’t come as a surprise that announcing publication delays isn’t my favorite thing to do. So I procrastinated on this more than was justifiable. (Actually, no amount of procrastination would have been justifiable.)
But, to be clear, the production is still going forward and it’ll still be coming out. Just not in time for Christmas, alas. I suspect the production is already well along; my guess is that Kevin had a scheduling conflict that meant they couldn’t finish the final bit of recording. (That’s a guess on my part because I don’t know how long it takes to produce a book. But since the delay only happened last week, I’d suspect they were pretty close to finished.)
And, to Audible’s credit, they notified me immediately as soon as they identified the problem. So, the fact I didn’t get off my lazy butt to post about the delay isn’t their fault in the least. It was just me being lazy, and also very lazy. Also, as I’ve already said, announcing publication delays isn’t my favorite thing in the world. (But you’d think, given all the practice I’ve had, that I should be pretty good at it by now.)
These things happen. It’s not a big deal in the grand scheme of things. And I, for one, am still looking forward to hearing how it turns out.