I saw this thread ended up on Harlans favorites. So I thought I would give an update.
The manuscript is done for the most part. When I say manuscript I should add that with small exceptions there is no text. The book will count on illustration, the language of line to convey the information.
There always seems to be something I want to change or add to it. One of these days I will just have to send it on. A Judo teacher/author friend, Steve Scott has been kind enough to share some of his experience with me.
He has both self published and more recently been published by turtle press. I met with the printer of his first few books today. I found out coincidently today that the company also prints the books for Black Belt magazine's publishers. I believe I will be using them for my project.
I am learning alot through the process and hope to get moving on the printing soon. I have not talked about it much because I feel it would become a conflict as a member/mod here.
I have been in contact with F.A. about advertising and hope to work those issues out soon as well.
I have decided to layout the book as a workbook/manual. Each set of illustations will have opposite of it a ruled page for readers to make notes of their own. It will be spiral bound so it can be laid out flat. I am going to use it as a training aid this evening with my guys.
I have to get my distribution ducks in a row regarding payments and shipping so when it is printed I will be good to go.
So, the adventure continues.
In the not to distant future we will have an answer to the question,
Will people purchase a book without text, on an obscure east asian topic, by a cartoonist in Kansas.
The next time you hear about it will hopefully be when it is avertised on the site.