The following is a proposal. Please edit as you see fit or post critiques or alternative schedules as answers.
This schedule assumes, tentatively, that a print run and distribution will take place.
Complete Wednesday, July 1: Post request for links Complete Due Wednesday, July 1: Post solicitation for non-binding intents to distribute printed copies. Complete Sunday, July 5: Collect source Q&A candidates here.
- Complete: Due Sunday, July 5: Produce style template, format guideline (including content/jargon guideline and footnotes), and calls for edited submissions: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5
Complete: Due Monday, July 13: Determine the publication's title here Complete: Due Tuesday, July 14: Create concrete proposal for printing, taking distribution intents and content size into account. Request funding. Complete: Due Tuesday, July 14: Submit first draft of edited content Complete: Due Wednesday, July 22: Second-party edits of first draft for accessibility, sourcing, jargon, etc. Complete: Due Wednesday, July 22: Write introduction and any back-matter Complete: Sunday, July 26: Tisha B'Av (observed) Complete: Due Wednesday, July 29: Produce first draft of publishable book in MS Word Complete: Due Monday, August 3: Proofread first draft and produce list of errata Complete: Due Wednesday, August 12: Revise Word document to address proofreading results and produce PDF document final draft candidate. Complete: Due Saturday night, August 15: Proofread final draft candidate. Complete: Due Sunday, August 16: Make any final fixes, produce final document, and put it up on the Internet for distribution Complete: Due Sunday, August 16: Make final decision of how many copies to print Complete: Due Sunday, August 16: Send job to printer Due Thursday, August 27: Mail printed copies out to distributors Due Thursday, September 10: Printed copies in the hands of distributors Sunday, September 13 (night): Rosh Hashanna begins Some time later: settle accounts and produce financial report
Ongoing discussion of this project is taking place in a dedicated chat room.