SOAP CHAMP asked Amy Engel:

Why is it going to be almost two years until you release The Roanoke Girls?

Amy Engel Hi Sophie,

In publishing it is generally 12-24 months from the time the book is acquired until it is released. And with the "Big 5" publishers, it's usually on the longer end of that scale because they already have their release calendar filled more than a year in advance. Also, once they buy the book it still has to go through edits, cover art, marketing, etc. It is not a quick process, but nothing in publishing moves fast. ;)

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