Okay finally got a reply from Drivethru last night. They apologized for taking so long (apparently they have been super busy the past two weeks). Anyway. Basically spent 6 hours sorting everything today and then just now noticed a tiny mis-alignment between the printers marks and my cover wrap (the small bit that wraps and gets folded around the cover). So just need to repaint the top of the cover edge so that the fire/lightning/smoke better blends in with the wrap and then I'll send it to Drivethru. That will be either later tonight, or (since I am going to be busy tonight) likely early tomorrow. Either way, its pretty much a done deal.
I actually bought a Print Book from Drivethru yesterday (called Five Torches Deep - basically a 5E-Lite system that looks interesting) so it will be cool to see how fast I get it shipped to me. I think they said 4-5 days. I should get them to send me a Print copy of Ascension 2023 either tonight or tomorrow.
Not going to make the pdf version "Live" on Drivethru until I can also enable the Print Copy (after I get my own Print copy from them and check everything is okay). When you buy the print version you will also get the pdf (I am sure I have seen that option).
I will also be contacting Mixam this weekend. I did notice that Mixam UK allow US Letter sized books but doesn't carry the US Letter sized Template; and Mixam US don't give you the full template until AFTER you order. I am hoping Mixam UK just allow me to use the same one I have from Drivethru and that will simplify the process. Either way I will find out over the next two days.
As a slight aside
, some good news/bad news in that I'm likely going to be losing my job in a few months time. While on the face of it, its a bit scary not to have that job security, I was contemplating taking 3-6 months off anyway to get these new Ascension books completed. So, don't worry, I won't be out on the street or anything like that. I have been meaning to set up a 'Merch Store' (or two) for a while and see if I can make enough that I wouldn't need a 'proper' job. So I will likely give that a shot in 2023. I have a few ideas.
I also have almost 12 weeks holiday to take between now and the summer. So expect a FAR more productive and focused Krust from about the end of February onward.