It seems that there can be too much of a good thing.
Interweave is in the process of designing the text for The Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters into a user-friendly visual treat of a book that just keeps going and going. The book was contracted for 232 pages but I seem to have written enough to fill more than 300--who knew I had so much to say?!
We've compromised and Interweave will increase the page count to 264 and I've agreed to cut the entire modified drop-shoulder chapter from the print version (it will be included in the e-book). I'm still mourning the lost chapter but I do believe that modified drop-shoulder sweaters are the least likely to be knitted from the top down and I'd rather cut that chapter from the print version than increase the cover price.
I know that some of you have pre-ordered the print book (the e-book isn't available for pre-sale yet) with the understanding that the modified drop-shoulder chapter would be included. I'm sure that Interweave will issue a refund if you'd like. On the other hand, the book will be loaded with information about circular yoke, raglan, set-in sleeve, and saddle-shoulder sweaters and you'll get 32 more pages of charts, tips, variations, and inspiration for the same price!