The Family Tree Maker team is working very hard and is dedicating a lot of resources to the next Family Tree Maker update. Internal testing for this patch is currently taking place. We will also likely allow some volunteer users to test the update before it is released publicly. If you are interested in being considered for an open spot in the volunteer testing, please fill out the following form here. I believe we’re several weeks out before the volunteer testing will start.
I am hopeful that this next update will include the addition of the book building feature. The ability to upload to AncestryPress will still be available, but the added book building features will likely be closer to what users have seen in previous version of Family Tree Maker. The patch should also include additional performance fixes.
I have had some people ask me for the best place to report bugs in the program. Your best option is to report it in the Family Tree Maker Feedback Form found at: http://ftm.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/ftm.cfg/php/enduser/ask_feedback.php
Please select the “Bug Report” category and describe the steps that were taken to produce the bug. I also encourage users to include their email address. A developer may want to contact you if they are unaware of the bug or are unable to recreate it in their or our QA tester’s environment. Feedback from the Feedback Form is organized and distributed on a weekly basis.