So, as I have long planned, it is now time to get wet. I've contacted an editor to arrange for a copy edit. I have a couple of artists I know from Deviant Art to take a crack at the cover art. I can figure out how to do the .Mobi and .epub formatting myself.
This is an exciting time but not an unexpected one. I've been watching the rise of self-published and ebooks for about as long as Smooth Running's been complete. (And, boy, did 2008 come and go fast) The time has never been better to get your stuff out there for readers to discover.
It'll be a few months until everything is done, editing alone will take time, I imagine. But with a little luck and a lot of hard work, Smooth Running will be available from Amazon and B&N by Christmas.
I'll keep you posted. And I'll be starting up on the two immediate sequels as soon as I finish the first draft of The Mageborn Mechanic, probably next month. I'm going to hold off on a heavy marketing push, though until I have all three books edited, up and available. Then, watch me fly.
Wish me luck.