Sometimes no matter how clearly you lay the breadcrumbs…
I am finally in the process of putting together the campaign to try and get some books printed. I’ll have a lot more details in the next couple of weeks, but I can finally show you what we’re aiming to make here.
Because I do a bunch of different series here, and at difference release cadences, it made the most sense to split things up into a few different book series. This way each series as a clear, cohesive style and goal.
Ever since I put together my very first books seventeen years ago, I have maintained a philosophy that, as much as possible, I wanted my printed works to be more than simply the website comics thrown into a binder. If I’m going to ask people to purchase copies of comics I’ve already given them for free, I want to justify it by making those books something special. As definitive an edition as possible. That holds true with these releases as well.
I’ll touch more on what that means in terms of content and remasters for each of these books in a future update, but rest assured I have put a lot of effort into these volumes.
At this stage, as I’m hammering out final details in regards to setting up the campaign to actually get these printed, there are some elements I’m going to need to make decisions on. One of those right now is whether to print these books in softcover or hardcover. I can make positive arguments for both, however I thought the best place to start would be with a quick poll, just in case there was a prevailing opinion amongst interested-customers one way or the other.
There’s not a huge difference in cost, probably about five dollars, and I’ll be offering a bundle price for people that buy all three books regardless, but I’d still like to see if people have a preference. As much as I would love to simply say “I’ll offer both options”, the way the economy of scale works for printing books, doing that essentially splits the run size, so it’s not something I can commit to without any earthly clue how many we’d be printing total. So I’d like to go in with the plan to just do one or the other.