When last I posted here, I assumed that I was within a very short amount of time of finishing both the text and the database (from which to insert the school listings). Alas, it was not to be.
So where do things stand now?
A week ago, I finished the text in totality. A day after that, I finished the database. I then exported from the database (an MS Access db, if you are interested).
After some editing, I now have a complete book.
I have been considering next steps while I am waiting for the cover to be designed. As usual, I am using eLance to design the cover. My next post will be about the cover and the design.
Really, one of the more important locations is Barnes & Noble's website and I can get that done in either place. The difference? If I go through Lightning Source, B&N will likely discount the book on its website which means that Amazon will as well. If I go through CreateSpace (which is owned by Amazon) and get listed on B&N, it's unlikely that Amazon will ever reduce the price. That reduced price is key to sales.
So I may just do both.