Friday, December 21, 2007

Pub dates

No, this doesn't mean that I'm going on a pub crawl. I have investigated the publication dates for the The Singing (which comes out next year, as any good Pellinorite knows).

The Singing will come out in Australia first, in June 2008. And then the UK and the US will both publish it in September.

Meanwhile, the Australian re-release of the Pellinor series (in those gorgeous UK covers) will happen in May, with all three books in the Story So Far. The US paperback edition of The Crow is due out August 2008.

2008 is also my debut in Germany, where Verlagsgruppe Lübbe is bringing out The Gift (Die Gabe) and The Riddle (Das Rätsel) in the northern spring. They also publish JRR Tolkien, Tamora Pierce, Mary Gentle, Robin Hobb and Marion Zimmer Bradley, so I'm in good company.

13 comments:

Mallie said...

*claps hands happily* YAY! June?! Can I wait that long? I suppose I have to, though. I'm just going to impatiently wait then.
Good luck with the editing etc then :) I'm very excited about this release date!

Seneca said...

I'm so excited about The Singing coming out! I cant believe I'll have to wait until September, though:( But, I guess, as long as I get to read it I'll be fine.
I'm sure that all the kids in Germany will greatly appreciate having such wonderful books as the Pellinor series to read, I know I sure do!
Thanks so much for posting the pub dates (I was wondering as to the exact dates everything was coming out).
Can I just say that I love the Lay of Andomian and Beruldh and the Den Raven slave song at the beginning of the fourth section of The Crow. I memorized both of them I love them so much!

Cupid2SAM said...

September? -groan- I don't know if I can wait that long. I'll try, though. I'm so excited about The Singing. I can't wait to see what happens!

passionblack3 said...

September?! How can I wait that long?

The excitement is unbearable...

max_jaybo said...

September?! Please don't let that change... I don't want to wait an extra year like I had to between the AUS and US releases of "The Crow"

Alison Croggon said...

I'm sorry it's so long! But it's definitely on the way...

No, it won't change Max: the US (which started publishing the books a couple of years after Australia) has finally caught up. So the poor Australians have had to wait longer, really...! And now it's all equal! Sort of.

Me, I can't wait for the boxed set :)

mike said...

i'm new so i hope this works! i can't wait for september but at least now we have i set date. i am re-reading the series for like the fourth time right now and it drives my mom insane!!!
Lotz O' Luv, to alison and all pellinor luvers!

lmwolf2007 said...

okay, i live in the US but i don't want to wait until september for the singing. can i order the book in june in austrailia and have it shipped/airlifted to me? yes, i would pay 50 bucks to get my book in june. i haven't enjoyed a series this much in a long time. it would be my birthday present...

i'm looking at the penguin sites and stuff and i can't find a link to ask the publisher this question. if you have any help, my email is lmwolf2007@aol.com. thanks!

Alison Croggon said...

Hi there Imwolf - I'm glad you like the series so much! If you click on the FAQs in the sidebar, you'll find one frequently asked question is precisely that one.

Marcia Wonderlei said...

hopefully i can contain myself till septemeber....(note: i said hopefully)

and yeah, you're definently in good company. I LOVE Tamora Pierce. (no offense to you)

Alison Croggon said...

Thanks Marcia! And as Cadvan says so wisely in The Riddle, we all have many loves... :)

Elysia said...

I can't wait 'til Sept., it just seems so far away, another school year will have started by then...i guess i'll just have to control myself

Andrea said...

i'm so glad it's almost september (kinda). i've been waiting for this book ever since august 2007, when the Crow came out, which i had been waiting for since, like, December when I actually discovered this wonderful series at my local bookstore.i'd just like to congratulate alison on her hard work and success and wish her infinite success and happiness in the future. i am forever grateful for this wonderful series you have written! Thank you!