This is what talking to a publisher is like:

“So is my book ‘Pola Negri:  Temptress of Silent Hollywood’ going to be published this year?


“Will it be available for sale on June 2nd?”


“Will it be available as originally announced on July 22nd?”


“Do you even know when it will be available?”


“Oh, c’mon!”

“Okay, definitely.”


“This year.”