Lorna Freeman Message Board
Horace posts on 6/15/2008 11:13:55 PM
I'm less upset with the publisher (since I don't know why they didn't publish) than with the author who could easily let us know what happened or will happen with her books.
Susan Willey posts on 6/14/2008 5:48:55 PM
I guess Penguin/roc won't have as a customer any longer. Now that the internet is here there is no excuse for the customer being left hanging. They simply needed to post a brief message on their website as soon as they knew they weren't printing the book saying it was rescheduled or canceled. So pen/roc goes on my list of only buy as used books. That I can still enjoy my other favorites by them, but they don't make any money from it.
Peg posts on 6/12/2008 1:11:21 AM
Yup, I agree with Jed. Even a really lame excuse, or 'we can't tell you due to legal reasons' would have at least made it seem that they valued their customer base. This way? If they don't care, why should I? Takes the enjoyment out of the product, ya know? I'm not stressin' over it anymore.
Jed posts on 6/10/2008 10:27:47 PM
I have given up. No news, no information from the writer, no book. Time to move on.
julie posts on 6/10/2008 1:23:54 AM
This rots! This series is one of my favorites! Every few days I check to see if it is available yet!
Kent Pollard posts on 5/21/2008 1:18:36 PM
Bibliographic listings are usually put out as soon as the publisher can, in order to get the interest started. Unfortunately, ISBN and Page number assignments do not in any way equate to the book being close to ready. They are typically estimated very far ahead based on how long the author expects the book to be when they are nearing the end of the first draft. Because of the flexibility offered by modern publishing methods, as long as they don't guess too low, the publisher can do a pretty good job of meeting the page count even if the author's guess was off by a few thousand words. The only specific information I can offer is that Penguin (Canada) no longer lists the ISBN as valid, which means it is not _likely_ a delay, but rather a title cancellation from their point of view.
Nettie posts on 5/14/2008 9:19:46 PM
I think Ash is right; there probably is a legal reason for the canceled publication. But that being the case, it may be a good sign that the author is not commenting on the issue. Her silence would indicate that the case is not resolved so there is still hope that the book will eventually be released.
Viva posts on 5/6/2008 11:21:12 PM
Amazon cancelled my long-standing order for "Shadows Past" and listed the cancelled publication as the reason. They said that there is no expected publication date. When a book has already been listed with the page numbers and ISBN# it must have been ready for release. If ROC doesn't want it they should release it back to the author! All of Lorna Freeman's fans are waiting! (VERY impatiently too!) I've waited since book 2 for this and to think that over some legal-ese it is to be mothballed is extremely disappointing. I can't imagine why else they would cancel something so promising.
Ash posts on 4/22/2008 9:31:01 PM
I'm frustrated with the wait, but I can think of about ten reasons why people couldn't/wouldn't comment... most of them legal. Ah well - I like her enough to give her the benefit of the doubt, so I'll be keeping an eye out for her next book. ^_^
nettie posts on 4/19/2008 11:21:11 PM
Well, such much for that idea. I guess we may never know what happened to the third book. Ah well, life goes on....
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