Just read your post. Considering it usually takes big publishers 6-12 months (sometimes more) to release novels, what you are describing is actually quite fast, as they seem to be working really closely with their authors; which is awesome!
Concerning the rest of the thread I'm also surprised it took so little time for another camp to be set up, figured it would be at least a 4-6 months/next season thing. Perhaps I shouldn't have started two new stories right before the camp... but, oh well! I will still give this a go as the last one was a blast. Good luck to everyone!