I find myself….. Still swamped with projects!

So, it seems nothing has actually changed.

Except that I expect to finish the 2012 con book this week! Possibly by the end of the 25th. I need to give it one more read through, then I’m heading into typesetting/layout. The cover is done already, so I should be able to get a printer proof in the next ten days or so and have copies in time for GalaxyFest!

Which brings up February. GalaxyFest is on the 24th through the 26th of February, at the Antlers Hilton, in Colorado Springs. Kalijor Press will be there on Author’s alley with the first three novels, Jumah’s World, the 2012 con book, and the last few remaining copies of the 2011 con book (no more copies will ever be printed, so if you want one, you’d better come see us at GalaxyFest).

I don’t know yet if we’ll have anything for the RPG book, but we are still pressing on with production just as fast as we can! At this point, it seems doubtful that actual copies will be there for sale (doubtful being a pretty optimistic word). I still hope to be able to show off a pre-release copy and take pre-orders, but that all-important paperwork is still pending, so at this point I can’t even officially announce which game system we are using. It’s a bit frustrating, to tell the truth. But, people have lives, and business have needs that need to be met. I am assured that the deal is going forward, so I am going forward with that belief.

I can assure you however, that unless the deal falls through, there ~will~ be copies of the RPG for sale at StarFest in April!!

I am also looking into ways to get the RPG onto electronic readers, but preserving the layout and art asset placement is proving troublesome. I am sure I’ll get it sussed out though, and get digital copies on the market at, or shortly after the time the print copies drop.

As for the Fourth Key, I am going through it again for some small issues and general stuff that can be missed without 9,871,388 passes through the text. I think we’re just about ready for the final editing pass, then final revision and into layout/typesetting. This one will be an easy mark for April release. 🙂

The Fifth Key is going slowly around all of this other production. It is shaping up to be pretty epic, but I won’t really get into the meaty parts until after all of these other projects start to wind down. I’m hoping by mid March ill be dividing my time between this and the polishing of the first RPG sourcebook. I’d like to have the book written and in editing by late June. We’ll see, I guess…

I think that’s about it for now. A couple quick reminders, and then I’m off to bed.
First, all Kalijor books in ‘dead-tree’ format are on sale until the end of January 2012. Simply follow any of the links to the Kalijor Press store from the book pages and fill up your cart. Enter coupon code: LULUBOOK305 at checkout and get 25% off your entire order.

Second, next Friday, February 3rd is First Friday, which means I’ll be down at Galaxy Gallery (802 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO) hanging out with my cover artist, David Magoun, selling and signing books, prints and original works of art. We’re upstairs, above the furniture store on the north east corner of 8th and Santa Fe. Come by and see us. Chat, hang out, and maybe take home a piece of David’s amazing sci-fi/fantasy art.

Okay, I think that’s about it for now, so I am going to bed!

I hope you all have an awesome day and I look forward to talking to you the next time we meet. 🙂

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Paul