If it seems ridiculous, rest assured it’s happened to me! Here I am now, with an almost-published book to my name due for release in a literature festival, and—surprise, surprise—NO BOOK!
I suppose I shouldn’t be complaining. After all, my manuscript was accepted for publication with relatively minor headaches. I liked the publisher, they liked me… at least that’s what they say, and I’ll take them at their word! Yes, the production period was a bit painful—it was a whole year till we finally managed to bring the book out (almost out, I should say!).
When Zubaan, my publishers, told me about the event in Jaipur where the book was to be released, I was quite amused, because, by some coincidence, the date happened to be the birthday of my main character!
But now the printers say that the earliest they can give us a copy is the evening of 21 January, and our “event” is in the morning, in a different city!
That life, folks!