I've had many questions about what is the plan now that this project did not get funded, so I thought I would give everyone the update:
The next plan is to go to a soft cover edition. It's about the same price per book, but I do not have to order as many copies, where as the Hard cover edition, the min amount of books was 1000...I am currently selling the print sets, as well as some of the original pages through my deviantart account, which can be found here: http://rantz.deviantart.com/ - to raise money to accomplish this goal. I am also selling/offering commission packages, starting at $75 that also include the prints as well. Because regardless, I still have colorists I need to pay as well. Anyway, More info can be found in my journal entry. The goal is still to have the books available by Sept 1st, at a lower price of only $20 (which includes shipping - yes even internationally) - with an increased page count.
Thank you again for your pledge/support! It was greatly appreciated.