Blowing up the whale (free interpretation)
Last time I came with a publishing schedule, I felt rather risky when I put in the 14th March as the publication date for three of our books. In the end this was a combination of blind optimism in both our own abilities to finish the books in time, as well as the printer to have a slot and be willing to put 3000 copies of Strategic Play together in only two weeks.
I was wrong. The correct publishing date is the 15th of March, not the 14th! I simply did not manage to read the calendar correctly. The moral of the story is probably something along the lines of: you can work out all the angles on all the factors you take into account; but if you rule out your own stupidity, you will never be right.
As some of you will probably notice, Colin will put a few extra front covers in the Coming Soon box, but not allow you to order them just yet. It is not that we do not want your money; we just prefer to ask for it when we know when we can deliver the product! Those who bought the King’s Gambit in 2008 will know what I mean!
Talking about the King’s Gambit: Maybe the 800 pages projection is a bit over the top. It seems that it will only be 700 pages or so. The reason for this is that we have used a slightly smaller font size than usually. Our books have been in size 10.5 since 2008, but the King’s Gambit, to save the environment, will use size 10 as most other publishers and as we did until 2008.
|Peter Romanovsky||Soviet Middlegame Technique||15 March|
|Marian Petrov||GM Rep 12 – Modern Benoni||15 March|
|Jacob Aagaard||GM Prep – Strategic Play||15 March|
|John Shaw||The King’s Gambit||April|
|Ntirlis/Aagaard||Playing the French||April|
|Danny Gormally||Mating the Castled King||April|
|John Shaw||Playing 1.e4 – A GM Guide – Sicilian & French||May|
|Vassilios Kotronias||Kotronias on the King’s Indian – Fianchetto||May|
|Ftacnik (Aagaard)||GM6a – Beating the Anti-Sicilians||June|
|John Shaw||Playing 1.e4 – Caro-Kann, 1…e5 & Minor Lines||June|
|Axel Smith||Pump Up Your Rating||June|
|Emanuel Berg||GM Rep x1 – The French Defence Winawer||July|
|Jacob Aagaard||GM Prep – Endgame Play||July|
|Tibor Karolyi||Mikhail Tal’s best games 1||July|
|Richard Pert||Playing the Trompowsky – An Attacking Rep||July|
|Emanuel Berg||GM Rep x2 – The French Defence||September|
|Ftacnik (Aagaard)||GM6b – The Najdorf||September|
|Jacob Aagaard||GM Prep – Attack and Defence||September|
|Judit Polgar||From GM to Top Ten – Judit Polgar 2||October|
|Jacob Aagaard||GM Prep – Thinking Inside the Box||December|