The Spears of the Dawn final PDF is finished and has been made available to backers via a backer-only update, two and a half months before the listed deadline of March 2013. I’ve also sent out a survey to get the mailing addresses of print-copy backers, and I expect them to trickle in while I wait for the print proofs to check out. Assuming I get things right on the first try, they’ll be ready for shipping in the first week of February, and folks should start to get their paper rewards once the mails do their work there. OneBookshelf will be handling the fulfillment of the orders, so they can be expected to get them out briskly and in proficient fashion.
That leaves The House of Bone and Amber for completion. The cover is done and some interior work, but I still need to finish a few more maps before I can hand out the draft to backers in a playable condition. I still don’t dare promise PDF delivery before the end of March on it, as I’ve never done a color product before, but I wouldn’t be terribly surprised if I got it done ahead of the deadline. I have an intense aversion to having this Kickstarter still out there, even if it’s not late, and I won’t be able to rest easy until it’s in the hands of everyone who’s pledged for it.
Once the PDF and print versions of Spears of the Dawn are ready and the backer addresses have been given to OBS, I’ll turn it on for public purchase for those who weren’t able to get into the Kickstarter or who wanted to be cautious about backing it. The same will happen in turn with The House of Bone and Amber once the backers have all gotten their PDF copies.