Winds of Winter release date George RR Martin ditches public appearances to get book out before TV show

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Winter is literally falling in the novel industry of the Game of Thrones franchise. The author of the massively successful Game of Thrones book series is pulling out all the stops to ensure that the new book “Winds of Winter” will hit the shelves even before the latest segment of the TV series will start.

This involves a complete hiatus from interviews and public appearances, according to a report by The Independent. This decision was possibly spurred by recent concerns among his fan base that the TV series could override the story line of the book and provide a conundrum for TV viewers and followers of the book. 

The 67-year-old author is absolutely focusing on the novel and is making it a plan to unveil it before season six begins to air on HBO. The TV series was based on the book “A Song of Ice and Fire” and has gained a very rabid following since season 1. It is one of the game changing creations of HBO that has appealed to a diverse set of audience globally. Martin admitted that his book series’ fame and its corresponding demands to his time distracted him a lot from his writing, reports Christian Today.

“Maybe I’m being overly optimistic about how quickly I can finish, but I cancelled two convention appearances (San Diego Comic Con and World Convention), I’m turning down a lot more interviews – anything I can do to clear my decks and get this done,” Martin confides to Entertainment Weekly. In the same interview, he admitted that he also refused to write an episode in season 6 so that he could continue the book series fervently requested by his fans.

Celebrities who portrayed roles in this series have become iconic themselves, with famous band Coldplay doing a hilarious 12-minute musical spinoff and collaborated with the Khaleesi character actress who did a short but effective reggae song number about her character in GOT. It made rounds in social media globally for a good cause and raised $21 million, according to the International Business Times.