Good morning travellers, traders and Commanders. I hope you are enjoying the view from Slough orbit and apologies once again for the delay in this Space Station being open for visitors. We are still working hard to get the video comm-link online so we can start broadcasting news updates from within the station. Engineer bots currently estimate a few more weeks. We thank you for your patience.
A few technical notes following queries from those waiting to dock who have already filled out their Kickstarter landing surveys:
- Several requests have been made for the audiobook file to be delivered as a FLAC, as this apparently is easy to convert to the format of your choice and offers a higher quality raw file than the .MP3 file proposed by station management. We do not see a problem with offering this format as an alternative and you will be asked via the email address provided which file-type you would like prior to delivery.
- It should also be noted (thanks to technical input from Commander Timothy Giles) that delivery of the audiobook will be a fairly big file and so unlikely to actually be delivered via email directly. Instead you will be directed to a download link where you can access the file and import it to your own comms terminal at your leisure.
- Some note has also been made about popular e-book format .mobi, which is required by users of the Kindle (a bit of a relic from the 2000s, but we have no objection to antiques). Once again the management see no issue with extending the delivery choices of the ebook to this format and you will be asked prior to fulfilment which format suits you best.
- For those who missed the opportunity to pledge for an audiobook, paperback at cost option, or even the ebook option, we would like to confirm that all formats will be available to purchase at market prices though the usual distribution channels once the pledge fulfilment cycles have been completed.
In closing, and following a request to station command from Crispy Leper, please see below the previously posted “16,666 With Thanks”… enjoy!