The book would be a hard cover book (first year and soft cover second year) at the local book store.
Nice, I like my books hardcover when possible.
Any chance of a PDF of it in the collector's edition?
Will the book be released before or after Elemental is? If after, you could include a disc with a demo of Elemental on it.
Also, any chance of you posting parts of it for people to comment on during the beta?
Finally, does publishing this book increase the chance of you completing and publishing the Galactic Civilizations stories you have talked about before?