I have the unfortunate task today to inform you that Tails: Book 2 will NOT see print. Although Tails: Book 1 sold a modest amount and received generous reviews, the preliminary orders for Book 2 simply can't justify a print run. I'm sorry to all the readers who placed a pre-order; whether with a store or on Amazon. Retailers should be able to refund your money ASAP, as they can cancel the orders. With Amazon, there should be an option to cancel as well. If anyone out there has an issue getting their money back, please feel free to contact me personally and I'll help in any way that I can (I may not be able to refund your cash personally, but I can offer other forms of compensation).
A few of my friends have asked me what's next. Well, for starters, this will have no affect on the webcomic. Tails will continue to update as planned. As for more printed books, that remains to be seen. Hermes Press took a chance on this series, for which I am forever grateful. Nevertheless, it's unrealistic to ask them to invest any more time and money into something that can't offer a return in investment. My publishing contract with Hermes Press runs through late 2014, so after that, I'll evaluate my options. At the very least, the story will flourish in one form or another.
Thank you all again, and I'll try to write an update with some happier news next time.