If any of you are tired of hearing about January 6th, you’ll be happy to know that the committee should be all wrapped up by September 13th, although Newsweek reports that there may be more hearings planned for that month. How do I know this? Because the book “The January 6th Report”, written by Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, and published by Celadon Books is for sale on Amazon for pre-order and priced at $16.19 with a release date of September 13th. Also for sale in paperback is “The January 6th Report: Complete Transcript of the Third Select Committee Hearing on June 16, 2022” for $7.95 and, “The January 6th Report: Thompson & Cheney Opening Statements at Select Committee Hearing” for $4.95. These last two are due for release on July 2cd.
Let’s do a little math. The first hearing took place on June 9th and “The January 6th Report: Complete Transcript of the Third Select Committee Hearing on June 16, 2022”, is obvious. There are thirty days in the month of June. Sixteen minus thirty is fourteen. Add two for the release date of July 2cd and the final sum is sixteen. Just a little over two weeks to gather everything together and compile it, including artwork, into a paperback for sale on Amazon. The other paperback of the opening statements would follow the timeline of nine minus thirty giving us twenty-one plus two as it has the same release date of July 2cd, so twenty-three days there. If you’re interested it’s ninety-six days from June 9th until September 13th. A little over three months. Just thought I’d throw that in for nitpickers.
I couldn’t find a definitive answer on how long it takes to get a book published by Celadon Books but numerous other sources give a timeline of between nine months and two years for publication. Hmmmmmmmmm.
The final offering “The January 6th Report” shows on the cover that it is published by Celadon with The New Yorker. The New Yorker states the following for fiction submissions:
We read all submissions within ninety days, and will contact you if we’re interested in publishing your material. We regret that, owing to the volume of submissions we receive, we are unable to call or e-mail unless a story is accepted for publication. If you have not heard from us within ninety days, please assume that we will not be able to publish your manuscript.
I didn’t see any reference to “non-fiction”.
I happen to think that this all seems very convenient when you consider there are midterm elections in November. Doesn’t this all seem a bit contrived? How is it these books are being published so quickly, particularly when the hearings aren’t finished? For God’s sake people, use your brains.