Tor Books has announced that the release date for TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT has been pushed back by a few days. The new release date is November 2nd. The reason for this change is in order to give Brandon just a little more time to wrap things up on the book.
After Brandon's deadline, there will be an intense push to get the book copyedited, designed, and printed. Normally this process can take many months, but for this book (and most of the more recent WoT novels), the process has been prioritized in order to get the book out as quickly as possible.