Delayed Publication Date For Lex Trent

Sad, but true. For reasons relating to the book’s cover, the publication of Lex Trent versus The Gods has had to be pushed back. It was originally supposed to be published next month. Now it looks like it will be early next year. Things move slowly in the publishing world, y’know. Like a tortoise. Although, having said that, I count tortoises amongst the creatures in my menagerie so I can personally attest to the fact that they move pretty damn fast when they want to. But I digress . . .

It seems like a very long wait to me already with this book because I actually wrote Lex before I wrote Jasmyn. But it will be worth it. I love the Lex Trent books more than anything else I’ve done, or tried to do, so far. Perhaps it’s because they’re humorous and so I get to write them in my own voice, as it were, rather than from the point of view of one of my characters. But when Lex finally comes out, everyone will love him. Everyone. Everyone who is not a sad little gnome anyway. Aha ha.

More details when I get them.

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7 Responses to “Delayed Publication Date For Lex Trent”

  1. Christine Says:

    Can’t wait for Lex Trent :) I trust that it’ll be worth it!

  2. Neil Ford Says:

    Sorry to hear about the delay, hopefully it will be worth it though.

    Which publisher do I have to grovel to, to get an early reader copy?

    – Neil.

  3. Alex Bell Says:

    Christine – Lex is definitely worth it. I have spent many happy hours thoroughly entertaining myself writing about his exploits. ;-)

    Neil – Lex is published by Headline. So all grovelling enquiries must be sent there (url is in the links section).

  4. Chris Warren Says:

    Six months sounds a very long time to delay for artwork (I assume that is what you are referring to). Are your publishers actually having to consult with the Gods?

    It maybe that you need to suggest a liason with a different Deity could be to your advantage!

    Chris Warren
    Author and Freelance Writer
    Randolph’s Challenge Book One – The Pendulum Swings

  5. Alex Bell Says:

    Well, I hope that it won’t be quite as long as six months. It *does* seem like an unusually long delay but my publishers are, in fact, having to consult the Gods this time. We don’t want any more angry thunderbolts, after all.

  6. Oliver Drozd Says:

    Shame on headline…! I was very much looking forward to the release of Lex… lets hope the cover is worth the wait and as stunning as the first two.

  7. Alex Bell Says:

    Well, it won’t be Kustaa Saksi doing the covers this time – because it is a different publisher and a different kind of book, so it will have a different kind of look. But I’m sure it will be just as good.

    But the main thing, after all, is what’s inside the cover. And I can assure you that *that* is flippin’ great. Oh yeah.

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