The books are slated to be released as a collection, since I think we can get the funding for that if we have the books ready to go. Originally, I did want to release them one at a time, but frankly, I don't believe we could fund them individually now that everything has gone to hell since the coma and such. We're in a position where the fans who like the comic really really do, and we're profoundly grateful for it, but there just aren't enough people still reading. We can manage one big marketing push for a collection to find the people who used to read and convince them to make a one-time purchase of all the books, but at this point we can't manage that for each book individually. Plus, printing as a collection allows us to do much better quality than individual printings would allow, and allows us to do some awesome stretch goals, when the time comes. Yes, I do have that planned out in detail, of course, though the actual numbers involved will move around over time.
In terms of what kind of work we're talking about... I need someone to work in the office with me, scanning original art, doing line art cleanup, and page layouts according to my specs. All of those require basic design skills, familiarity with Photoshop, and sometimes an on-site presence. It's also full-time work, though I certainly hope whoever we hire would be a LOT faster than I am at it. I would then need to hire a professional letterer to letter the pages, which does not require a local, but is significantly costly. Oh, and it would require reformatting all of our scripts, since the CeltX system only works for in-house production, and if we want to work with the industry at large we have to switch over to industry standards. Once the scripts are edited, reformatting is a thing I could easily delegate. That's just the production work, though... there's also office work, none of which I am currently able to do. Basically, I was doing the jobs of like seven people, and now I can't even really do the job of one. We need to replace me, and replacing me is expensive and requires a considerable range of skills (though that makes me sound a lot more awesome than I actually am, since I wasn't the best or the fastest at any of the things I was doing). We don't necessarily need the best or fastest now, but we do need professionals who are capable of working to the quality and deadlines we need, and we need to pay them a fair rate for doing so. Before we can do any of that, though, I need to be well enough to at least supervise, and right now I am not.
Aside from transcribing the comics, which is already being done, or reformatting edited scripts which will have to wait until I have edited said scripts... I can't really think of much that a fan could do to help with the actual work. I'd much rather fans put their energy into making more fans who can in turn support the Patreon campaign and buy our books when we can finally print some, since a personal recommendation to a handful of friends is worth a lot more than any ad campaign.
Because scary little devil girls have to stick together.