Rumors were spinning earlier today that a publication date for George R.R. Martin’s The Winds of Winter has been revealed. According to the Amazon France website, the release date for the sixth installment of the A Song of Ice and Fire series was listed as Mar. 9, 2017; the date from the listing has since been taken down.
Entertainment Weekly reports that Random House, the United States publishing house behind Martin’s beloved fantasy series, issued a statement to address the gossip. The publisher declared that “any on-sale dates currently listed online for the novel are incorrect.”
At the beginning of this year, Martin wrote a blog post to apologize for the delays on this highly anticipated book. He revealed that there are “chapters still to write, of course… but also rewriting. I always do a lot of rewriting, sometimes just polishing, sometimes pretty major restructures.” (via The Independent)