[ADV] Ruport Book Pre-orders now open

Though we've not quite hit the finish line yet, we're far enough along
now to open up pre-orders for the Ruport Book (ruportbook.com). This
will give us a chance to see how many folks are actively following the
development of the book, and also allow them to help us polish things
up before we do a release of the printed work to the general public.

Here's what you can expect if you pre-order now:

   * Starting within the next few days, regular preview releases of
the typeset PDF, which contains chapters not yet formatted for the
web.
   * You will receive your printed book before general sales even open
up.
   * We are selling the pre-order at a slightly cheaper price for the
printed work ($25 vs. $30)
   * If we don't get to print by January 1st, 2008, we will honor all
refund requests from pre-order participants.
   * A non-automated process. Once we receive payment, I'll email you
with some more details as soon as I notice you've paid, and send you a
PDF as soon as it's ready.
   * If you wish, we will hand draw a Pacman ghost inside the front
cover for you, which is clearly valuable.

This process will be somewhat similar to beta books from the
established publishers. We'll make revisions based on your feedback,
and ultimately the book will be better because of it.

If you're not sure whether or not Ruport is for you, you may wish to
wait until the book is finished and the HTML sources are fully
available to look over. However, if you already know our project and
want to support us, participating in the pre-order program is the best
way to do so.

To pick up the PDF or Printed(*)+PDF Combo, head over to the purchase
page at:

http://ruportbook.com/pre_order.html

Thanks for supporting our project!

-greg

(*) Please note we can only ship within the US for pre-orders.
Sorry. :-/