Firstly I formally call dibs for usage of the appellation "Thing Tome" for an OSR monster book; I'm not 100% sure that I'm going to attempt this endeavor (and I'm not about to commit to anything until I release The Jewel Throne) but, in the meantime, if you steal this name that makes you a nasty thieving gaga...
Regarding the Jewel Throne, all of the articles are in, I'm just waiting on some artwork (and I'm in no rush artist dudes...it's cool whenever they're ready :)) and than the layout begins.
One of the ideas I'm considering for the Jewel Throne PDF is releasing it as a modestly "app priced" download with the proceeds going to a worthwhile & non-politicized charity? I need to consult with the contributors regarding this conceit, but please let me know what you think of this idea?
If this proves fruitful, and I also proceed with the Thing Tome, than I'd like to also use it as a charity fundraiser.