It has just been brought to our attention that there is an error in The Date-A-Base Book 2010.
The incorrect entry is:
January, 100 years ago (6 Jan 1910)
Birth of Morris Wright, American novelist, short story writer, essayist and photographer, who wrote primarily about the Midwestern prairie
His name is in fact Wright Morris, not Morris Wright.
Oops – we’re very sorry about that. We always strive for 100% accuracy, but somehow this one slipped past us. We don’t believe there are any other errors in the 2010 edition.
We’re still getting tons of enquiries about when the 2011 edition will be available. The e-book version will go on sale on 14th December, and the printed version will be available about a month later.
(I know that’s 6 weeks later than we said last time, but cross-checking for 100% accuracy has taken longer than anticipated – there’s a lot of disinformation out there, so we have to dig further to find the truth.)
As mentioned previously, we’re bringing the production schedule for the 2012 edition forward by 6 months, so it should be available from the end of June 2010. We’ll also be bringing the 2013 edition (and all subsequent editions) forward by a further 6 months, so it should be available from January 2011 – a full 2 years ahead.
(Note that we are NOT expecting the world to end on 21st December 2012.)
Dave Haslett, www.ideas4writers.co.uk