The research in Europe last spring went really well and I've been spending a lot of time on data analysis and the actual writing process. However, I am behind. Actually, I'm swimming in data and think I have enough for another book, maybe two.
So my revised schedule is to release the book in early 2019 instead of early 2018. I'm grateful for everybody's encouragement and patience.
My current plan is to turn the finished text and images over to my editing and design team in the early fall and while they are doing their thing I will continue work on everybody's Kickstarter rewards.
This project has been so amazing and so many of you have been so helpful in sharing resources and bouncing ideas around. It really does feel like I have about 3 books swimming around in my head.
I'll do my best to post more regularly and I cannot wait for you all to see the crazy stuff I found in England.
Also, I'll be up at the Textile Museum in Washington DC soon for an appointment to get my hands on what appear to be 3 Safavid men's coats. And boy, are they different from 16th century Ottoman. I have ideas about that, lots of them.
I've also had some requests to start doing pre-sales. I'm not against that, but any pre-orders would be sent AFTER every Kickstarter supporter has theirs.
So essentially it would be Kickstarter supporters, pre-orders and then the book would be formally published and offered for sale on this website and Amazon etc.
I'm still thinking about it, so if you have an opinion, I'd like to hear it.