I don't get it - didn't the whole Harry Potter thing teach publishers anything? In this Era of the Internet, why are book still published months apart in different countries?
I speak of books like Barnes' Nothing to be Frightened Of, Byatt's The Children's Book and now Hill's Midnight Fugue. Being the biblioholic I am, I went to Chapters and Amazon.uk and ordered them to be shipped here. And if another publisher gets my $$, so be it.