Welcome to the 6th official Megastructure Book Project Update, a visual encyclopedia of scifi megastructures!
So first off, the rough layout of the book is complete. More work still needs to be done, the text of the book is getting edited right now, and so some adjustment will need to be made once we have the final text. An image or two will need some finessing to fit the format. Some extra background graphics need to be added. But overall, all the bones of the layout are complete.
On a technical note, most books are laid out in Adobe InDesign, but since Adobe software is now rental only, and I don't use rental only software, I got a copy of Affinity Publisher for a one time purchase price of $50, and found it just as powerful as InDesign ever was. Thanks Affinity for charging a fair one time price!
Second big news is book proposals for the project have now been sent off to all the publishers I wanted to contact. Will spend the next several months in talks with various publishers to see if any of them are the right home for the project. If we find a good match, awesome. If not, the next step will be the Kickstarter to preorder, followed swiftly by printing and shipping. Will let you know how it goes.
That's it for now, hope to provide more updates soon. I am super stoked to get the project finished and into your waiting hands. Megastructures started in 2014, and so in the context of the whole project, we're in the home stretch now!
And thanks again for continuing to follow along!