Yesterday, we received the QC1 copy of the manuscript from O’Reilly’s production team. This is a 650-page PDF file that contains the almost-final text of the book, with hundreds of copyediting changes applied. Our job for the next ten days is to pore over this and find any problems.
Some time after October 27 (when QC1 comments are due back to O’Reilly), there will be a QC2 pass, followed by the first print run.
We’re still looking at a release date around the end of November or beginning of December. There’s still plenty of time to preorder online and assure yourself of a copy to consume with your eggnog and Christmas pudding.