It looks like the Seventy Maxims stretch goal will get met sometime in the next week, which means we will eventually need to start laying this book out. It also means we should tell you what it will look like. We don’t have page images yet. For now you’ll need to settle for the specs:
- 80pp, saddle-stitched, hardback
- 5.5″ x 8.2″ (smaller than the Schlock Mercenary collections)
- One maxim per page
- Editor’s commentary on each maxim
- margin notes, “hand-written” (written by hand, but reproduced via offset printing of course) by Karl Tagon, his son Kaff, and at least one other person. Probably somebody who should not have been told that it’s okay to write in a book.
Since there are seventy maxims but eighty pages you can expect ten pages of front- and/or back-matter. This will be in-world copyrights, an in-world introduction, plus some real-world publication info.
Of course, none of this is set in stone, especially since the 70MoMEM stretch goal hasn’t been reached yet. But when we do reach it, Sandra and I will be ready…