So Wednesday 1 July was our Publishing meeting, and Mike live tweeted it. For those of you who aren’t twitterers (which I assume is the correct phrase), here it is in blog form.
And for those of you who just want to get to the meaty stuff - here are some links that will take you to the relevant part of the page!
Want to know what goes on in a Publishing meeting? Well, we're having one at 2:30 and we're live tweeting it! #publishing
Right then *cracks knuckles* 20 minutes until we start the Osprey publishing meeting - a whole range of great potential titles to debate!
Internally we refer to this meeting as the Pub Meeting. Sadly given the weather today it involves zero beer gardens. Not even a G&T.
Attendees include our sales team, marketers, editors, our US team... and of course OspreyRich
On the menu today - a Weapon title. A brace of Combat titles. A triple-header of Duel. Some OspreyGames and some SAS.
The troops are gathering, coffee and tea is being made, filtering into the meeting room and settling into favoured spots.
Teleconferencing in our US team. America, can you hear us?
Just chatting through AOB from previous meetings (and sadly info about some delays to titles - Boo!)
First up - a Steven Zaloga book in the Combat series...
WW2, European Theater 1944-45. Featuring mechanized infantry. A very strong title for the series.
And it is approved!
A second Combat title penned in for 2017. A David Greentree book.
One for those down-under. New Zealand Infantry taking on German Motorcycle Soldiers in the Med.
Crete features heavily of course. But also a look at the sometimes overlooked Greek campaign.
And that is approved too!
Now for something from the Weapon series. Steve Zaloga is going to be busy, another proposal from him.
This Weapon title follows the format set by some of our other Weapon books which look at groups / types of weapons
Anti-Tank and Anti-Materiel rifles.
The actual title for the book might need some work - that is a bit of a mouthful.
Weapon series is very strong on the other side of the pond, and Steve Zaloga is always a favourite!
And that is approved - need to look at Title / subtitle though.
On to the Duel titles. Three to come.
Mark Stille with a naval Duel. Mark is one of our most popular (and bestselling) series titles.
WW2 Pacific. US Navy vs IJN Navy. Battleships. Again some title discussions. Battleship vs Battleship is a bit odd as a title.
Note for future meetings - a game of Battleships to have the casting vote over close decisions? Maybe not!
Wow - flying through these today. That is approved too!
A couple of land Duel titles now. Some nice heavy armour.
Is Steven Zaloga an Osprey-writing-robot? He very may well be, Steve Zaloga takes to WW2 Eastern Front during Barbarossa.
Panzer 38 (t) vs BT-7. Approved. Of course!
Mark Stille is of course one of our most popular series titles authors. He is not a book. Sorry Mark!
No seriously Steve. How do you find the time? A book on the Pershing taking on the Tiger too from our armour expert.
Though this one is slated for a much-later 2017 publication.
And that is approved too!
Now to discuss the potential paperback version of The Regiment: 15 Years in the SAS - which is due out in HB this month.
You should check it out - a great read https://ospreypublishing.com/the-regiment-15-years-in-the-sas-hb
To get started, a two top secret projects from OspreyGames
So top secret the editor is watching over my shoulder while I tweet. Finger hovering over the power button.
Sorry about that ;-)
But trust me. It is very exciting! And as seems to be the format for the day the debate is about what to call it.
Apart from "Top Secret project that we can't talk about just yet but will announce as soon as we can, we promise"
It may be a boardgame. We do boardgames you know. You didn't? Well we do.
Seriously. Boardgames. Like this one https://ospreypublishing.com/the-king-is-dead-hb - out in September.
Or perhaps this one. They Come Unseen. Submarine strategy boardgame. https://ospreypublishing.com/they-come-unseen-hb
The sample copies of They Come Unseen arrived yesterday. And it is amazing. Lots of very cool stuff in the box.
And now for something a bit bookish and a bit gaming too.
More Tiny Games... a follow up to the first two books.
Tiny Games for Work https://ospreypublishing.com/store/contributors/tiny-games-for-work-hb and Tiny Games for Home https://ospreypublishing.com/tiny-games-for-home-hb are out soon!
We played some of the Office games last Friday. Side-splittingly fun. Productivity may have plummeted. But that is just between us right?
You should see what the office looks like when we playtest new boardgame ideas. Those editors get really competitive!
A game of higher or lower currently going on...
After that slight departure... some OWG titles. Wargames!
And a great looking game being debated here!
Whisper it... 17th Century... and from a duo that includes one of our favourite game designers!
Boo! Another top secret project. A fantasy game though I can tell you that. Fall 2017 is the slated publication date.
So there it is - a glimpse at what is on the horizon! Are your tastebuds sufficiently tantalized? Do you want more? Well, we are always putting our latest news on Facebook and Twitter, check us out there