I thought I was on the home stretch, but I was quite wrong.
Currently I am working on the final stages of formatting 'Released' as an eBook for Amazon. I literally have very little left to do on it before I can publish it in that format.
However, formatting the paperback version has proven to be more time consuming than I had originally thought. I had expected it to be much easier than the eBook, but so far it hasn't. That could very well be, because I am using a template provided by CreateSpace. I also can't decide what font I should use. I know everyone will say, Times New Roman, but I really don't love that font. I know I will have to relinquish my desire to use another font, but for now I am still deciding if another font will be acceptable. So, this weekend I intend to fully format 'Released' for paperback format and then send my measurements to my cover artist so she can get to work on my paperback cover artwork.
I also need to start researching other vendors and see what their formatting requirements are. All I can say about that is - Good Grief!
Aside from Amazon, I want to publish to as many different avenues as possible such as; Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, Borders... am I missing any?
If and when I overcome this formatting aggravation, I still have to figure out my ISBN's. Should I go with free ones or should I buy? Should I spend the obscene amount of money for 10 numbers or should I take the offer of purchasing one for $10?
These are all questions that I am sure every author has to face and it is no easy task.
I also want to start organizing a contest to celebrate 'Released' being published.
So... unless I can clone myself I don't know how I am going to get everything done in time, but I am going to work as hard as I can to have everything ready by the end of the month. Wish me luck everyone!