“What Now?” has been released to my publisher.
Now the pre-publication process begins. First there is formatting for printing and a final proof. Simultaneously, the discussions with the cover designer begin. Final confirmations will lead to a galley copy and the big “OK” on the book’s printing and release to the distributor. After that, the book will be converted into the various e-book formats (for the proprietary e-readers) and marketing and publicity can commence.
The timing is a little squirrely with my vacation starting shortly, but I think the final proof can be released by year-end. There is always a delay between the distributor placing the book out there and the various sales location “picking up” the listing, but it’s still conceivable the book could be live by mid-January.
Thanks go to my fans and my generous pre-readers for their support in hitting the deadline. I think the book wraps up the adventures satisfactorily and I am eager to hear your feelings after you’ve read it!