Everyone part of Tad Williams' mailing list received Tad and Deborah's "Happy New Year" email this afternoon, and there was some unexpected news:
We’ve just heard that publication of ‘The Witchwood Crown’ has been delayed two months to June. We’re not entirely clear on all the details. Partly it’s this: it’s a big book, the copy-editing was complex and took a gargantuan amount of time, and other aspects of the book’s production were affected too; and partly it’s because sales and marketing want more time to more effectively sell the book. We don’t know anything more than that at the moment, but will tweet or facebook when we do.
Two months is not that bad, but it still sucks. . . :/