Update on Release Dates, BFJB 2.0 Print Edition, and General Frustration

As I discussed in my previous post, an inadvertent error on my part led DriveThruRPG to think that I had updated the files used in the print edition of the Babylon On Which Fame and Jubilation Are Bestowed Second Edition rulebook. When this happens, DTRPG automatically removes the customer-facing print option until their printer approves the files and the individual publisher verifies a print proof. This basically returns you to day one as far as your print-on-demand product is concerned.

I’ve discussed the matter with DTRPG’s publisher relations today, and the best they can do is re-enable the print option once these files clear their printer’s pre-media check. With COVID-related limitations, they’re anticipating this process could take two weeks.

This, of course, is incredibly frustrating, and I’m trying very hard not to get upset about it. That said, I don’t blame DTRPG or anyone else for the situation, which would be a mere hiccup if it wasn’t for COVID-19.

Regardless, this situation puts me in a tough spot regarding the release of The Cursed Colony of Meslamtaea. I’m not really comfortable releasing the new book as it is while the print option is in limbo. So even though CCoM is finished, and I could release it with the click of a button, I’m going to hold it back for now in the hope that the situation with BJFB 2.0’s print edition can be resolved shortly.

As soon as I have any news, I’ll make sure to post an update here. In the mean time, if anyone desperately needs a print edition, feel free to email me and I’ll see what I can do.

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