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Project Priorities

PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:41 pm
by Solomoriah
This thread is for tracking the priorities for the various parts of the project. These are my priorities, and are not mandatory in any way (as if I could force anyone to do anything). From time to time, I'll update this first post as things get done or priorities shift. If you have comments about the priorities, please post them as replies here.

Here's the list:

CS1 Castle by the Sea, though relatively new, is already quite close to print-ready. I'd like to ask anyone who has time and inclination to proofread the document... look out for the usual inconsistencies, etc. that need attention.

Strongholds of Sorcery is short just a handful of rooms; when they are detailed, it will be complete and thus ready for the Downloads page. I very much want this to become BF3 and go to print, but have not been able to get those rooms done. My current plan is to treat all the unfinished rooms as "empty" (in the sense of no monsters, no treasures, no traps) and get some basic room descriptions in place. I suspect, as I go forward, I may identify some actual contents for some of them, but if I plan for them to be empty I may be able to get them done. Anyone wishing to submit room descriptions, please visit that thread and jump in!

Re: Project Priorities

PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:55 pm
by chiisu81
I'll have more time this week to work on more, so I can go through CS1 for another editing pass. I can see if I can try to contribute something to SoS, but I'll need to re-read it.

Re: Project Priorities

PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:47 am
by Solomoriah
Updated the priorities, to wit:

BF2 Fortress, Tomb, and Tower has been awaiting my attention for some time now. The current R20 needs to be updated with Chi's suggestions and released as R21. My plan is to treat it as a print release candidate, so I'll spend extra time hammering on the layout.

This is now updated to print release candidate R21.

Looks like back covers are my top priorities right now.

Re: Project Priorities

PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:47 pm
by Solomoriah
Updated status of covers for BF2 and JN3.

Re: Project Priorities

PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:51 am
by Solomoriah
Updated cover info for BF2 and JN3 again. I can't do Lulu wrap covers until I upload the text, since the spine thickness depends on the paper type. The math for CreateSpace is easier (only one type of paper) so I have those done.

I may go ahead and start the publishing process for JN3 early, so I can get those covers done. Errors found now are unlikely to change the page count, after all.

Re: Project Priorities

PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:17 pm
by chiisu81
Since you're on a roll with covers, how about a dark version for JN2? ;)

Re: Project Priorities

PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:39 pm
by Solomoriah
Done.

JN2 is unavailable via Amazon.com right now, as usual when I update something. Lulu has the dark-covered JN2 right now.

I had updated to R18 on the website but never updated the print editions, so that has been done also. I did a quick flow check, and all seemed well; CreateSpace said their automatic interior check found no issues (and that rarely happens). So hopefully all is indeed well.

Re: Project Priorities

PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:47 pm
by Solomoriah
... and at this rate, JN2 will be off of Amazon until tomorrow afternoon. I uploaded the wrong cover file, and won't be able to change it until they review (and likely reject) it.

Gah.

Re: Project Priorities

PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:32 pm
by Solomoriah
I've changed my mind about timing. There's a 25% off "flash sale" on Lulu.com starting tomorrow (code is FEBFLASH25). In the interest of saving everyone money (including me) I'm going to activate JN3 and the new BF2 revision right away. They've been extensively reviewed, after all, and Chi has signed off on all of them, so I'm going forward. With JN2 already active, I should be able to get my copies at a nice discount, and so should everyone else who has been waiting for these.

Re: Project Priorities

PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:04 pm
by Solomoriah
Got some things done:

JN3 Saga of the Giants is print-ready unless some issues are found before the weekend. Front and back covers are done, as well as CreateSpace wrap covers, but I still need to put wrap covers together for Lulu; I can't do that until I begin the publishing process.

BF2 Fortress, Tomb, and Tower is updated more or less per Chi's suggestions and is the new print release candidate at R21. If no issues are found before the weekend, I'll update the print versions. Front and back covers are done, as well as CreateSpace wrap covers, but I still need to put wrap covers together for Lulu; I can't do that until I begin the publishing process.