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Project Priorities

Post Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:41 pm

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:

BF1 - several maps needs to be revised (or completely redone) before print release candidate stage. Gabe has agreed to the use of his 3D maps, which need to be incorporated.

BF2 - additional artwork has been posted for a new print release candidate

CS2 - I incorporated JD Neal's corrections; Zoltors Inkwell has 1 completed and 1 in-progress illustration, and teaman has also posted an illustration for use. May need to put in those 3 and do another layout pass to see where additional artwork may need to be placed before creating a print release candidate

FG1 - need to check Linnorm entry and then should be ready for a new print release candidate

FG2 - see this post; new artwork also ready to be put in

SP1 - Solo is working on this (namely additional boxed text); map handouts need to be added to document and/or its Downloads entry -- Chi indicated he updated this, but I'm not sure what the current status is.
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Re: Project Priorities

Post Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:55 pm

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.
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Re: Project Priorities

Post Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:47 am

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.
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Re: Project Priorities

Post Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:47 pm

Updated status of covers for BF2 and JN3.
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Post Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:51 am

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.
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Re: Project Priorities

Post Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:17 pm

Since you're on a roll with covers, how about a dark version for JN2? ;)
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Post Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:39 pm

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.
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Post Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:47 pm

... 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.
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Post Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:32 pm

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.
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Re: Project Priorities

Post Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:04 pm

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.
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