Fierce media attention to the security measures that kept each new Harry Potter book locked away until the moment sales officially began impressed me that the release date must be important.
Then I read that Gail Carriger’s Changeless, sequel to Crompton Crook nominee Soulless, is already popping up in bookstores like an impatient Spring bloom.
Whether it’s a few days or weeks early — Amazon says the book will be released March 30, Orbit’s catalog says April 10 — Carriger is taking the news quite tranquilly. She sounds positively cheerful about a photo showing copies already on sale:
Blake snapped this shot of Changeless ~ on shelves (apparently) now! Look, Gentle Reader, I practically have a whole shelf to myself. This is very exciting for an author and some sort of mile marker that I am convinced should be rewarded, if not with shoes, at least with a very large piece of chocolate mouse.
Wouldn’t J.K. Rowling have called Interpol, MI5, the Ticktockman or somebody?