I finished reading #15 today, without once wanting to throw the book across the room. I spotted no errors and discovered that a couple of places near the end brought tears to my eyes. That's good, I think. I'm pleased with this story.
I have submitted this version as final and also downloaded the cover design. Provided that there is no awful sizing error in the cover, all is now ready for publication. I'll be holding my breath for a day or so, until they send me the final OK, but I have great faith in my cover designer. All should be perfect.
What happens next? Well, I'll get one more proof copy, this time with cover in place. And when I accept it, we'll finish the final set of instructions -- which sales channels will handle the book, what the price breakdown will be, and other formalities. Then comes the final ACCEPT button, and copies will start to flow from the presses.
With luck, I see the proof acceptance happening during Christmas week, and the flow of books to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Ingram, and other outlets, including those overseas markets, happening in the week between Christmas and New Years Day -- right on schedule!
QUICK UPDATE: Cover approved; final proof copy ordered. All is well.
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