All of GameSpite Quarterly 3 outside of New Games + and the cover and the table of contents and the copy editing is complete. Unfortunately, I appear to have worked so hard this weekend that I made myself ill. That was not terribly smart of me, I admit. But I still anticipate submitting the contents for a proof printing no later than Thursday. Is that rad? Yes, that is rad. Except the mild sickness thing.
There’s been some discussion in yesterday’s comments about how I should break down the standard edition of this issue, with a few people voting that they don’t mind paying a little more than $12. But that would be an abrogation of a core tenant of this entire venture, which is that people should be able to pick up an interesting book every three months for a little more than ten bucks. (Yeah, plus shipping, but Blurb’s new flat rate shipping structure makes that much less painful than when this project first kicked off in April.) That’s why there’s the deluxe edition; for people who don’t mind paying more for a little extra content, the option’s there — but the price of entry for the books should be as low as possible. I determined at the outset that no standard edition would ever be more than $13, and I intend to stick by it. I’m considering a few different possibilities, but the basic edition of this issue won’t cost more than $13, no matter what.
This, I command!