What happens for 6 months?

Fri Feb 17 10:57:54 PST 2006

On Fri, 17 Feb 2006, Steve Rapaport wrote:

> In the six months between now and then, can someone tell me what additional
> stuff we're waiting for that takes six months?  It can't just be printing
> the books.

Patrick Nielsen Hayden quoted at

Look into the increasingly monopolistic book printing and binding business
sometimes. American publishing consists of thousands of publishers
contending for the business of fewer and fewer printers and binders. It
doesn't give the publishers a lot of leverage, even for bestselling titles
like the Potter books.