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).
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.