Lots of you are asking when The Date-A-Base Book 2015 will be published.
The bad news is we just don’t know – there’s still a huge amount of work left to do on it, even though we’ve been working on it for 7 months and these books usually only take 3 months to produce. This is mainly due to the worsening accuracy of information available online, which is making cross-checking each entry much harder and more time-consuming, since formerly trusted sources can no longer be trusted.
The good news is that the first half (January to June) is just about done, so we’re going to do what we did with the 2013 edition and split it into two parts. Part 1 should be available (in PDF format) before the end of February – and hopefully by the end of next week.
Rather than sell the two parts separately (which got a bit complicated last time), we’re going to sell part 1 for the usual price (£8.99) and then send the full version (when it’s ready) free of charge to everyone who buys part 1.
While you’re waiting, how about entering a short story competition? Our book How to Win Short Story Competitions is on sale this month for just 99p for the PDF edition or 77p for the Kindle edition.
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