Litizens, Literati, Littens*, and Littérateurs/teuses: *I think Litten is a Pokémon, lol It's become pretty common for certain questions to come up repeatedly: "how many books can get published in a year?" or "what's the deal with book sizes" or questions about hardcovers/paperbacks, etc. We are fortunate in that a Del Rey Assistant Editor, DarthInternous has been around to offer some insights into the publishing process for adult Star Wars novels (and occasionally, the publishing biz in general). But since these questions have come up before, and since they're not easy to find the answer, DarthInternous has graciously offered to participate in a Q&A thread where he can offer insights on these publishing questions. Since we don't want the Q&A to be drowned out or difficult to find, I'm going to ask that folks limit their discussion and focus on questions and/or follow-ups to questions as opposed to chatting amongst themselves, unless someone has insights or input to offer (then by all means share). I'm going to see how the thread goes and make decisions on how to run it accordingly, including potentially deleting off-topic posts if they make the thread too difficult to use for people looking for these answers etc. But we'll see how it goes. Please remember to be polite -- we have a guest in our community who's happy to share information with us, so let's act accordingly. And please don't ask about things like "Who's Snoke?" or "Is X canon?" -- that's not the purpose of this thread, and he can't really offer us any such answers anyway. (This thread will later be stickied, but I'm leaving it as a regular thread for now so people actually SEE it).