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That edition

For all of those who over the years have bought one version or another of the (still so called) 25th Anniversary edition of Little, Big and who have come to doubt the eventual appearance of the edition (I have at times myself), here is a roundup of what has and what must yet happen.
Ron Drummond and John D. Berry have completed most of the elements of the work, whose ambitions were perhaps larger than the publisher foresaw. I can however attest to the fact that, in every important respect, those parts of the work they claimed to have completed they have indeed completed. The design and layout of the book was finished a year ago, on February 1, 2014, and they are satisfied with that design, and so am I.
What I can’t attest to is a date on which the project will be completed. Ron Drummond tells me that, in working with a candidate printer, they discovered that the digital treatments necessary to making the edition’s elaborate art reproductions print-worthy were more extensive than either he or John D. Berry had anticipated, and they were compelled to have those treatments executed by an outside contractor. That work has been ongoing since late last year, and when completed will make it possible at last to print the book.
I am not an investor, though I have been a frequent consultant in the making of the edition.  All I know, and all that I can say for sure, is that I’m confident Drummond and Berry are working to complete the project, with all that implies, in good faith.  

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(Anonymous)
Jun. 2nd, 2020 11:51 am (UTC)
So where's the money?
Where did the money go?
Is it mostly there, and could be returned to subscribers?
Or is it mostly gone? And for what?

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  • (Anonymous)
    1 Dec 2020, 04:44
    I adore Crowley's writing. KA is brilliant. And I understand that he's not in charge of the project. But ...
  • (Anonymous)
    30 Nov 2020, 15:17
    Just to add company to misery (and vice versa), if anyone's been following the trajectory of this saga on the Yahoo mailing list, Yahoo Groups will end its Groups feature effective Dec 15, 2020.…
  • (Anonymous)
    23 Nov 2020, 05:31
    Oh and just to be clear, I have no idea if the post above was Crowley or Drummond, but I am just an amused fan who knows neither of them.
  • (Anonymous)
    23 Nov 2020, 05:25
    I'm sorry that folks lost some money though for most it wasn't THAT much. It's obvious Drummond has been dealing with declining mental health over the years, and as such I don't think it is a scam.…
  • (Anonymous)
    3 Nov 2020, 10:12
    How long has it been? Ten years? Twelve? More? The number no longer matters. How can it not be a scam? What would you like to call it? A series of unfortunate events? Heck of a long series, that. At…
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