TOR Publishing has just announced that the release date for A Memory of Light (which Sanderson finished about a month ago), will be January 8, 2013. January 8, 2013? Seriously? Apparently they want it to be released in the last month of the 'Year of the Dragon' in the Chinese calendar. All I can think is that they are willing to miss the Christmas selling season because they don't need it, and they could have easily had this book out by fall, even with a few re-writes. Everyone has been waiting for this book since Jordan's death, so they are waiting for the proper alliance of the moon and stars to get a certain cache for its release. 22 years I've been waiting for this story to be told, and now they spin it out for PR they don't even need.