We wanted to share the plan for release, in case it wasn't clear lately. We are trying to drive our per-order cost down for printing, which means we need to get preorders. If you or someone you know doesn't have a hard copy preordered or reserved as a backer reward, make sure you lock down a hard copy! Preorders of the hard copy will include a free PDF version.
Our printer is requiring a month of time once we order, and our final editing/layout process will be at least six weeks, due to this being a second/third job for each member of the team. So, we're committing to an August release date.
How does that sound? Thanks for your patience. We are really driving towards quality.
As a bonus, here is the latest of the cover art. Once this base coloring is finished, the artist will digitally paint/shade/blend to make it gorgeous. How does she look?
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