Publishing is such an amazing process and, in some ways, it is even more intense than the creative process. When I approved the intial interior design, I was told that I would have the opportunity to make up to 80 free text changes in the next phase (approving the full interior). I laughed. The book has been professionally edited twice. It has been read and re-read more times than I can count and I truly thought I would not find more than 10 errors or changes.
I decided to format the book and print it so that each sentence appears on a page by itself. That way, I was able to really look at each one as a stand alone entity. Then Steve (my love) read it like that too. The things we found were miniscule, but each one made the book just a little bit better. At last count, there were 109 text changes and it was well worth the time.
I have been doing a great deal of research on marketing the book. There are some great websites out there for indie authors. Bookbaby.com, The Mid West Book Review, and Indie Bound. This is another site I have found particularly helpful: http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/there-are-no-rules/marketing-self-promotion/how-to-get-reviews-for-self-published-books.
I just put up a createspace preview of my book. It is most of the first two chapters. Click here and let me know what you think.