Pushing that “Publish” button on Smashwords was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done. I’m not sure whether it was just the idea of really being published, or all the horror stories about how hard it can be to get through the Meatgrinder without being told you have all kind of problems to fix. But the process went smoothly, and except for the title page of the HTML version, and RTF version that truly sucks, everything looks good. Hidden Boundaries is a real ebook!
And only 2 1/2 hours after getting it up, someone’s already bought a copy. That’s just purely amazing. The book is in line to be reviewed for the premium catalogue, which means that it will eventually be available at Barnes & Noble, Sony, and several other distributors.
Now I can forget about the flaws in the book, including an opening I’m still not happy with, and get back to work on the sequel. With all that I’ve learned about proper formatting, using Neo Office (a clone of Open Office/Word), and having been through the Smashwords process once, I think I can look forward to a less stressful time of it for future books.
Oh, if you want to buy it (and you know you do) : http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/69568