This Monday morning I started the week by discovering that a publication date is set for the book: October 19, 2021.
Three months out, there is a lot of work left to do reviewing proof pages and the index, but at the same time it should be very doable.
I used a Google Alert search with an RSS reader to track web references to my name, and this is how I learn the big news. One benefit of having an unusual last name and unpopular first name is that search references are (so far) always about me. The first webpage that I happened to stumble upon was this.
Having a specific date makes the publication of the book feel very real for the first time.