We are a few weeks late with the final book but I hope it's been worth the wait. One of the big issues that held us up was the need to rephotograph and rewrite a couple of tutorials, to make things clearer, and also have a good juggle of the content to keep within a reasonable page count for print & wholesale.
After several layers of editing and proofing, it's now live and ready!
I'm especially chuffed with the layout, which I hasten to add, was done by someone with far greater skills than I!
There was a lot of adjusting and learning with this project, mostly because my shoulder wouldn't permit me to do everything as I would usually do, and that meant outsourcing huge chunks. And it's not just finding the right person and sharing ideas - it's also trust and handing over control. And it's not just that, either - it's also adjusting time frames and deadlines to manage the extra layers and back and forth sharing of info - and it's this area I have the most to learn. Things took took much longer because I couldn't just drop stuff and do it myself. At times I felt more like a project manager than an indie designer, and it was a weird Hat to wear.
It was worth it though. I couldn't be happier. There's no way in the world that I could have produced something like this. And considering how much of a fussy customer I am, that's high praise indeed.
Everyone I've worked with has been brilliant, and I'm considering myself very fortunate to have been able to work with such a great team and produce something pretty special.
We'll have the print info ready soon enough and I'll get a wholesale newsletter out to shops next week. In the meantime, I do hope you enjoy the eBook! Next monday it'll revert to it's full price of $16/£10 so if you've not had a chance to grab a copy, now would be a good time while there's still 25% off ;)
I want to talk more about the designs and the project but right now, I'm pretty tired and word-spent, so I'll save that for another day. Thank you to everyone who's been involved and offered help - we did good.