I woke up this morning to find a wonderful email in my inbox from Jim Flowers, line developer for Earthdawn:
After a (too) long wait, we are pleased to advise that printed editions of RedBrick’s Earthdawn books are now available from:
At time of writing, only softcover versions of the Player’s and Gamemaster’s Compendiums are available. Ardanyan’s Revenge will be added soon, and hardcovers are going through a final proofing cycle now. We will advise separately once they become available.
Should you wish to leap in and grab copies of these books, there are some gotchas that you need to be aware of.
Firstly, the shipping costs on the books vary markedly depending on where in the world you live. This is something that is out of our control, but we would recommend that you play around with ordering single books as well as multiples to see if you gain from it. Also, if you have a group, consider pooling your purchases to save on shipping. We are now able to work through the process of getting our books into the distribution channels — via Amazon, at a minimum — but we felt that you needed to know up front that there is additional cost here. We have no ETA as to how long Amazon, et al, will take; best estimate is 4-6 weeks at time of writing.
Secondly, Lulu partners with printers in the United States (for US customers) and Spain (for International customers). While RedBrick Limited has made every effort to ensure that you receive a quality product from a content perspective, because of the nature of POD (Print On Demand) printing, we cannot guarantee that books from two sources will be identical. Also, please make sure that you keep a record of your Lulu transaction and if you experience any problems with print quality, you will need to complete a Trouble Ticket. Details on shipping and Lulu’s return policy are available from the Lulu web site at this link. RedBrick will be happy to help as best we can with any problems you might have, but you do need to be very aware that we have no direct hand in the printing process, and we are not in a position to replace books.
All-in-all, however, we are extremely happy with the quality of the POD books. We hope you are as well!