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Stargate Delays

A reader asks, "Why are there so many delays on the Stargate novels? What's the problem?"

As you may know, last summer MGM filed for bankruptcy and had to restructure, and then was bought out by Lions Gate Entertainment. While MGM was in bankruptcy and nobody knew whether they would exist or not, or who would own their properties like Stargate, nothing could proceed. Then, after Lions Gate bought them, everything had to be renegotiated and redone, which is still an ongoing process. In short, this caused massive delays at MGM by essentially stopping production on everything for nearly a year.

All of the Stargate novels need to be approved at several stages by MGM. When that can't happen the novels can't proceed. So basically everything was on complete hold until November, and now everything is still moving extremely slowly. Hopefully as MGM is able to resume normal operations somewhat this will improve. But this is about MGM's bankruptcy and the fluid situation at MGM, not about Fandemonium or the authors or editorial decisions. We have our fingers crossed that MGM has turned a corner and that things will get back to normal in 2012.

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jeyla4ever
Jan. 24th, 2012 03:38 am (UTC)
:(
jo_graham
Jan. 26th, 2012 06:15 pm (UTC)
I hope things will move faster this year!
wraithfodder
Jan. 26th, 2012 02:38 am (UTC)
just finished the latest and definitely want to read more. any idea when the next novel actually might come out? 2012 at least,right?
jo_graham
Jan. 26th, 2012 06:16 pm (UTC)
March is my best bet. We're hoping it will be March, but it depends completely on MGM.
digitalred93
Jan. 27th, 2012 01:08 am (UTC)
We have our fingers crossed that MGM has turned a corner and that things will get back to normal in 2012.
From your LJ to God's ears. :-)
--Diana Botsford
jo_graham
Jan. 29th, 2012 11:43 am (UTC)
I hope so! And it's nice to meet you! Melissa said you were wonderful at the con.
digitalred93
Jan. 30th, 2012 04:05 am (UTC)
Good to meet you, too! Melissa was wonderful, too. Any chance once of you would be interested in coming on the Gateworld podcast this Sunday for a quick interview about your books?
fogara
Jan. 27th, 2012 02:41 pm (UTC)
En attendant
Bonjour,

Désolé pour le français, mais google fera sûrement une bonne tentative de traduction.
Il y a du bon à l'attende du livre 4 de votre série Legacy. Puisque j'utilise vos livres pour apprendre l'anglais, j'ai acheté Black Ship en attendant.
Je me suis acheté une liseuse de Sony cet automne. Et j'ai acheté le dernier livre de Legacy en format epub ainsi que Black Ship que je commence à lire.
Merci d'avoir poursuivi l'historie de Stargate Atlantis avec autant de savoir-faire. Vous n'êtes pas tombé dans certains fantasmes sur les Wraith qui circulent sur le Web. Ce qui donne à votre histoire une crédibilité que j'apprécie.

En attendant la suite,

Fogara
jo_graham
Jan. 29th, 2012 12:07 pm (UTC)
Re: En attendant
Merci beaucoup! Je ne parle pas bien le Francais, mais je le comprend. Je suis tres excité que vous avez plaisir en mes livres comme le serie Legacy. Les Wraith sont fasciné et nous les aimerons avec un passion sincère et authentique. J'espere que vous aimez Black Ships -- c'est ma premiere nouvelle, et toujours une des mes favorites!

à bientôt,

Jo


Edited at 2012-01-29 12:09 pm (UTC)
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