My print proof of the second bonus subscriber book has just arrived from Blurb, and I’ve gotta say it looks phenomenal. Except the cover, which I didn’t have ready until yesterday; on the proof, it’s basically a big, blank nothing. So there’s no point in showing it off. But the interiors are fantastic. Downright classy. Not sure how people are going to feel about the content itself, but at least it will look great. Basically, I finally got the hang of InDesign.
Said content, incidentally, is divided into two parts: “Guild Woes: An Etrian Odyssey Tale” (30 pp.) and “ToastyFrog in: Metroidvania!” (possibly part one of many, 8 pp.). The latter is a short story, and the former is a videogame critique, sort of.
I should have the book’s text proofread by tomorrow, at which point I can pretty much place the order for the final prints right away. Assuming all goes according to keikaku, I’ll have the books in the mail to their loyal recipients the weekend after next. And I am now fielding requests for content for the third bonus book! These things are created very specifically for you guys, with a print run of well less than 100 copies, so I might as well create work that you want to read.