We're so very close to the release of Numenera! The books are literally being printed and put onto trucks as I type this. There's still lots of logistical stuff to do even after they start arriving in the warehouse (not the least of which is that I have to do lots-and lots-of autographing), but we hope that packages will start shipping August 6th. The on-sale date (when it will be in stores) is August 14th, so there's a really good chance that Kickstarter supporters and preorder customers will have theirs before that date.
To be clear, we hope that this includes not just the corebook, but the Player's Guide, the Nightmare Switch exclusive adventure, the dice, the cypher deck, the XP deck, the t-shirts, and the screens. All of that should be shipping starting on August 6th.
Regardless of all that, the ebook versions of the corebook, the Player's Guide, the decks, and the screen inserts should all be available to Kickstarter backers and preorder cutomers on August 1st. That means you should be looking for an email with download instructions on that day. If you don't get one by the end of that day, contact Annie at [email protected].
The great people at 3lb Games are making an amazing app for Numenera. It will hopefully also be done in August. This app will be available in the iTunes app store and other places when it's ready (look to 3lb Games for more info). For Kickstarter backers at the DABBLER level and above, we need your app platform choice. Kickstarter backers should check out the recent update for more information.