Sunday, 10 May 2020
The Philosopher Queens: New Publication Date
Hello to all of our lovely subscribers!
We hope you’re doing well and are healthy and safe. We wanted to give an update on our plans for The Philosopher Queens in the current circumstances.
In conjunction with Unbound, we've decided to push back the official publication of The Philosopher Queens to 17th September 2020. We’re doing this for several reasons. First, we want to have the best possible chance of meeting some of you in person when the book is released. Even though this is still unlikely in September, releasing the book at this time allows us a little more space to potentially plan some events in the autumn and still have an exciting new book to offer. Second, it also gives our distributor the most time to plan for the release. Of course, like everyone else, the warehouse that prints and distributes the books has been hit by the coronavirus, and so they need more time to get ready for the release. And of course, we’re hoping that bookshops might be reopening sometime in autumn, so it gives the book a chance of being picked up by people who don’t know about it already.
However, we are able to confirm that Unbound will aim to send copies to those of you who have pre-ordered the book through the Unbound website this summer, likely in July 2020. We hope that getting it before it hits bookshops will give you something to look forward to and read in the coming months! The two of us received our advance copies this week, and we’re so proud of how beautiful the book looks and feels. We can’t wait for you all to get your hands on it.
We hope you understand our postponing the publication for a few months. It really will give the book the best possible chance of being successful.
Rebecca and Lisa