[LMB] Vashnoi goes live

Karen Hunt huntkc at gmail.com
Sun May 20 14:21:46 BST 2018


On Fri, May 18, 2018 at 10:56 AM, Lois Bujold <lbujold at myinfmail.com> wrote:

[some snippage]

LMB:  SubPress will of course be much more expensive than the ebook, but in
> any case, they are projecting publication of "Vashnoi" out to mid-2019, and
> I doubt anyone here wants to wait that long for a discussion.  It would be
> quite cold by then.
>
> As an ebook-only, the novella is right now as universally available as
> it's ever going to be, so there aren't the old problems of erratic
> distribution that used to plague paper book launches.  And time needed to
> read it once obtained will be proportionally shorter than a novel.
>
> Anyone who is reading this list on an electronic device (and I rather
> doubt anyone is printing it out to read on paper) can download the free
> Kindle-or-other app to that same device, and be up and running in moments.
> So that barrier is also nonexistent now.
>
> As a recovering Luddite myself, I do have some sympathy for the wail of "I
> just doan /wanna/!" but I'm not sure that should delay the departure of the
> whole train.  Up to you all.
>

Unrelated question: Is there a suitable Timeline table description for the
story (as for example: "ImpSec Headquarters suffers a problem with moles."
for Captain Vorpatril's Alliance?)

Karen Hunt


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