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Collecting the first five chapters of the Lady Sabre steampunk-adventure webcomic by Greg Rucka and Rick Burchett.
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The Long Weekend Update, Part Two

Posted by Greg Rucka (Creator)

And Here It Is

We are introducing a new Tier, beginning at $80, with a new edition of the trade that we're calling The Style to Which She is Accustomed Edition. What differentiates this version from both the Book in Cloth Covers and the Rare & Royal is, most obviously, the cover treatment. Like the Rare & Royal, this edition includes the ribbon bookmark, and, as with all other copies of the book, you'll receive the All Digital, All the Time package.

A brief explanation:

Rick, Eric, and I had all sorts of fantasies about how the book would look, all sorts of thoughts about cover treatment. One of the things I really wanted to do, but had discounted because of the price involved in the printing process, was an edition that had the feel of those Victorian/Edwardian-era hardcovers. Books with covers like these:

The problem, of course, was one of cost. We wanted cloth covers, but to do cloth covers with printing on it like this was to add... significant cost to each copy. Not to bore you too much with the details, but essentially, we'd have to bind the case of each book in a printable white fabric, and then print onto that the design motif.

Then you guys came along, and everything changed.

I'm very excited for this version of the trade. You can see a mock of the cover, below (this is with the jacket removed, obviously, like the mock of the Book in Cloth Covers).

Add-Ons Added-On

We've realized that the "minimum" of $50 was kinda... well, it was bogus, really. So that's gone, and we've updated the add-on choices. Essentially, anything we're producing that isn't offered in a limited number (ie, the Rare & Royal edition), can now be added onto your pledge.

You will note that for some of these items, there's additional postage incurred. As much as we wish we could assume all costs for shipping, sadly that would be prohibitively expensive.

Thank you for your patience, and to all who are commemorating Memorial Day, we wish you the best. To everyone else outside of the U.S., we wish you a restful weekend.

Hold fast!



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    1. Donovan Mattole on

      I'm a R&R backer and very happy with that, but this edition pushed me into getting my wife to back it, so you've now got me for both editions. Very smart. :)

    2. Brad Barnes on

      I am so glad that you are able to produce the edition in the fashion of your wildest dreams: how wonderful is that? Aim for the rafters, swing like a wildebeest and hold fast! :-)

    3. PooeyBahn on

      @Greg don't worry about it if you think it'll be a problem. I was honestly just really curious. Thanks for the response though!

    4. Palindrome Bob-XSF-I'm in AGL589-BG5.22

      Ah, the tier I was waiting for has arrived and a) I like it and b) it's unlimited. So, I've tripled my previous pledge. Naturally, if one of the R&R's opens up and I happen to be here at that time, I'll do my best to grab it but the chance of that happening is infinitesimally small.
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    5. Greg Rucka Creator on

      @Kraulspace - Michael is correct; R&Rs come with the signed and numbered bookplate. We're actually considering a separate plate - or even an embossing stamp - for the R&Rs, so they retain their distinction.

      @Michael - That's an interesting thought, and one we hadn't considered. We're still moving pages about (we've now got ten pin-ups, for instance), so I suppose it'll come down to space more than anything else, but I wouldn't be surprised if we did include all the cover treatments.

      @PooeyBahn - We'll see if we can make a mock-up of the R&R, though I'm a little reticent to do so, only because the slipcase and cover treatment materials are going to be very distinctive. I don't want to put up anything that might be misleading, especially in regard to the "faux leather" cover.

    6. Glen Bricker on

      Wow! That is gorgeous!

    7. Brys on

      Definitely need a mockup of the R&R now. :P

    8. Michael Hartmann

      @Kraulspace: The R&R is signed and numbered which is what the other two editions are at their respective "Plated" tiers. I suppose that means the bookplate will be part of the R&R as well.

    9. Michael Hartmann

      This edition looks gorgeous.
      Will the different cover art of the three editions be printed in the book? It would be a shame to get the Rare & Royal and miss out on the art of the other two editions. Of course I could buy the other two as well, but that is a bit costly, especially with international shipping. (Though I would love to get all editions. Even the regular edition looks fantastic.)

    10. Kraulspace on

      I am also a Rare & Royal backer and must say that The Style To Which She Is Accustomed looks great. Have tried to use the breakdowns to the right to make a decision about each edition but still have some questions- Does R&R have the Kickstarter only bookplate that is offered in Plated editions of Book in Cloth Covers and The Style To Which She Is Accustomed? And will the R&R cover bear Lady Sabre's silhouette like Cloth Covers, this one for Style To Which She Is Accustomed, or a different one?

    11. PooeyBahn on

      This looks awesome! Though now I'm wondering what the Rare and Royal Cover will look like, and whether or not I want to upgrade (downgrade?) to this edition. Any chance of a mock-up of the Rare and Royal?