(Note on Nobilis)

We are running behind.

To be specific: I’ve had to push some art and layout deadlines into late October, and there is a solid chunk of art I don’t know how to get done in that time. We’re trying to pull in another 3-4 artists to fix that, but sometimes it takes a while to find out that an artist isn’t actually interested.

I’m told that we have a good relationship with a local printer and that it will be shockingly fast and that none of my fears of “yay it’s gone to print!” *seven years pass* “yay it’s out!” will come to pass. I’m also told that there’s also some kind of way to do even more shockingly fast but also expensive small-run printing that we may use for promotional purposes if there’s a con sometime between “final electronic document” and “on shelves.”

I’ll offer a new release date when someone in the office tells me one and I believe it. There’s a date I am grimly determined to make but I’m afraid if I formally declare it that I’ll jinx it and invite a printing boondoggle.

In the meantime, you now have more or less the same capacity to guess as I do. ^_^

On preorders: I want to make it available for preorder pretty much the exact moment it goes to print, unless that’s like 2am on a Sunday. I don’t know how much power I’ll have to produce that outcome.

Best wishes,


4 thoughts on “(Note on Nobilis)

  1. My retailer managed to pre-order the reprint that didn’t happen last year or whenever that was, and the pre-order is apparently still in place with his distributor, who cannot appear to remove it even though that reprint appears to not be happening. This new version, from what I understand, will have a new number in the system and be considered a different release, because it is.

    So, even if Nobilis is released today for pre-order, or tomorrow, or in a week, or in a year, or in ten years, I will have Nobilis on pre-order. Even if I receive the Nobilis book, still yet will I have Nobilis on pre-order. Even if the stars die and the planet is overrun by a colony of self-replicating paperclip-cockroach mutants, still yet will I have Nobilis on pre-order.

    Thus, if you fear it will never happen, then I urge you to feel safe in knowing that, even if Nobilis is not released for pre-order in the near future, somewhere, Nobilis is on pre-order.

    Unless, you know, the wholesaler removes the old reprint from the system, or my retailer decides the new version counts and removes the pre-order, or the Nobilis pre-order cannot in fact survive the death of the sun or rise of the mutant paperclip-cockroaches, but I shall ignore those possibilities, for they do not support my impassioned assertion.

  2. In the sense that the woglies can fit neatly over the boondoggle’s horn, yes.

    Best wishes,


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