How do you deal with frustration over a publisher's choices?
- All the stories and art for an anthology are in the publisher's hands—camera ready in digital form—and approved (deadline was 4 months ago).
- Publisher decides to spend months hyping the book and then they will start a fundraising page. How well it does there will determine the print run.
- Publisher is even doing a tour of potential customers (locations that fit in well with the theme of the book) in the hopes of building anticipation.
- Publisher wrote all contributors to ask us to do the same.
- There is no website, no pre-order page, and no fundraising page.
- There's still over a month left before the fundraising even goes live.
- Publisher is a single person, not a large house.
I have no reason to believe the publisher is anything but sincere and trustworthy. We all have signed contracts and have not given publisher any money. I also don't need any convincing that publisher is making a mistake here. I've told them so, but it did no good.
How do you cope with such unreasonable delays?