Two days ago the new book has gone to the producer. It will be on the market in the middle of 2015. This version is in its major parts a translation of the 3rd German Edition with corrections with respect to invertebrate hormones.
We are facing now a new production process. Whereas up to the 2nd edition the publisher took the pdf version for production, now they take the raw LaTeX files and translate them into XML. This process is not automatic and the LaTeX macros are not fully supported. Therefore the 3rd edition was more expensive than envisaged. To overcome these problems, I took care and succeeded to provide a XML version which can be then translated into any format you wish. The XML is far from perfect, but there should be something to do for the producer. However, it is complete and has all the references, and cross references, any figure (chemical structures included) either as png or in pdf and svg format, the citations and the index. Large part of it have already been expertly edited by Springer’s copy editor Stuart Evans. Thanks to everyone who provided information and expertise for the content and the LaTeX process.