We can now confirm that J.K. Rowling’s upcoming novel, The Casual Vacancy, will not be released at midnight on September 27. The scheduled release is at 8:00 am BST, the morning of September 27.
At 8:00 am BST, most of the United States will be sleeping (the book will be released at 12:00am PT, 3:00am EST). Even Brits will be in a bad situation. Most work days start around 8 am and therefore most people will not have the time to stop by their local book shop to pick up a copy.
I never thought I’d say this, but..
Thank god for e-books.
This way, everyone will be able to get their hands on a copy one way or another.