Just got the next version of the book chapters for my examination. I’m not 100% sure exactly where these fit in the process. It looks like they’ve had a good look-see from a copyeditor, largely for style, clarity, and consistency. (Any lingering “we” sentences seem to have been pruned, for example).
They produced a book-specific style guide, which is a listing of canonical forms for things like plugin names, capitalization of commands or tools and the like. It’s kind of interesting to see if I can remember where each name or command was used.
Anyway, I’m supposed to have these turned around by Jan 2, so I’m reasonably sure we’re still good to go to press in mid-January, and be released in mid-February.