Well, I can say now that we are "almost there." The layout is complete for the hardcover version, and final proofing is progressing well.
The final page count sits at a hefty 434 pages (nearly 1/3 bigger than Lusitania: An Illustrated Biography). There are no less than 725 photographs, and an additional 10 general arrangement plans of the ships in question. The release of the softcover will most likely be a matter of weeks after the release of the hardcover.
The final price has now been set: $49.99 (USD) for a hardcover (the signed & numbered limited-edition will cost $10 more), and $39.99 (USD) for a standard softcover. I will soon set up a pre-order page (for the hardcover only, at this point) through my web site, and will post again when that is up, as well as with further updates.
Take care, everyone!
Regards, J. Kent Layton www.atlanticliners.com *Atlantic Liners: A Trio of Trios *Lusitania: An Illustrated Biography of the Ship of Splendor