Did Amazon just drop the biggest Game of Thrones spoiler of all?
However, before fans start counting down to March 9 (which is only 183 days away, FYI), they should be more than wary. Amazon has listed false release dates for the series in the past and Martin has made it clear his plan is to announce the Winds of Winter date on his beloved LiveJournal.
In his most recent entry on the subject, which just so happened to be on Game of Thrones' 20th anniversary last month, Martin revealed he was "still working on book six" and has "no announcement to make on that front."
Martin's US publisher Random House echoed the sentiment after the Amazon post went viral, releasing the following statement: "As his publisher, we support George R.R. Martin as he works hard to finish The Winds of Winter. Any on-sale dates currently listed online for the novel are incorrect. Once we have a publication date for The Winds of Winter the world will know."
But before you lose hope, Game of Thrones fans, with the Season 7 premiere date pushed back to next summer, there's still plenty of time for Martin to release Winds of Winter ahead of the show's return.