I thought when a book is said to be published in six or eight weeks, that it is obviously virtually complete.
Then you thought wrong... but you can always take this up with Amazon (other sellers of books are available) or the publisher.
My one published article took only one go around of editing.
You really think an article
is like a novel
... and, in this case, not just any novel, but the final book in a trilogy (a trilogy that follows on from a previous trilogy, one so large that it was originally published as six books), a novel that involves interactions between governments mired in political intrigue on three parallel worlds (and all-too-direct contact with many more)? Yes, that sounds just like an article that needs just the one edit....
I would assume that all that is left is getting the books printed up, bound, and sent to the stores to be put on the racks.
But, as I explained, apparently to no avail, the hold-up was much earlier in the process: one cannot print and bind a book whose writing is not complete. (Well, one could, but I doubt the readers would react with much joy on reading it.)
I'm afraid we all have to accept that our knowledge of industries and activities outside our own direct experience can often be flawed, and through no fault of own own, just the lack of any way of knowing the reality experienced by others. I have, over the years, found that quite similar sorts of people working on associated aspects of the same
complex task can have very different perspectives, to the extent that they can find themselves using many of the same words to mean quite different things (something that needs to be sorted out quickly before too much work --- work that ends up having to be discarded -- is done).