Elite: Dangerous update 12 revealed to us that the game we get in March 2014 won't have all the features that David Braben and his team envisage. If this book can sell copies and the Elite project needs it, that's where any profits will go.
If one of our authors sets up a great story and people want more of it, then there should be no reason why the author can't continue to develop their characters or storylines in a future book of their own. All I ask is that the particular story or artwork that people submit to this book remains unique to it.
Any submitted work will be used only in this book - whether that just ends up being digital or there are printed copies as well. If there's an opportunity to release the work elsewhere for whatever reason, I'll consult the original author or contributor to discuss it with them.
I made a mistake, the £150 pledge will of course get an artwork credit mentioning that they did the cover. They'll also get a special thanks credit and a copy of the book with the early backers. If there is a character in one of the stories that still needs a name and description, I'll be asking the cover illustrator for their input.
At the time of writing this, all of the author slots have sold out and have been for a while - so we will have 15 good quality Elite stories for you. We are lacking illustrators right now, so spread the word amongst friends who can draw, otherwise the ones that have bought in at that level might find themselves quite busy next year :-)
Yes. The plan is for the authors and illustrators to be listed in the table of contents next to the story they worked on, as well as underneath the main story heading where it is in the book.... And anywhere else that its appropriate and that they will fit.
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