Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Pirate Latitudes to be Released in UK Before US?

According to the Harper Collins UK and Amazon UK websites, the UK edition of Michael Crichton’s new novel Pirate Latitudes is scheduled for a Monday November 16 release—a full eight days before the US release on Tuesday November 24 according to the Harper Collins, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble websites. I’ll make some inquiries and see what I can find out. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a book by an American author released abroad before being released in the US.

Side note: Actor John Bedford Lloyd will be reading the audio book of Pirate Latitudes. Lloyd also did the audio edition of Crichton’s State of Fear

(Thank you, Pavel, for bring this to my attention!)

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Kickup said...

Marla, I never heard of an American author publishing overseas before a domestic publiication date, either. Do you suppose it has anything to do with printing and/or distribution schedules in both countries to be on time for the Christmas shopping season? Thought you might know.
:) n

Marla Warren said...

I don't know the reason for this. I've sent emails to Harper Collins and Publishers' Weekly but no reply so far.

I am a consummate anglophile but if the UK get Pirate Latitudes eight days before the US, I will be most put out.