I did it! The Goblin Queen is available here.
Now on Lulu, pending release on multiple platforms. It's available for download as an ebook. I am working on distribution piece, which apparently takes 48 hours to catalog. I'll pass along any news.
Once I had the tweaks worked out of my epub export from my (currently) trial version of iDesign from Adobe, the publishing was easy. Upload the file and create a cover.
For the cover, I hit up istockphoto.com. I purchased rights to the image for a few bucks, then created the rest on Fireworks.
Yes, the boy was at daycare today :)
My next project is sending the zombie story into epub. Lulu had a free option at publishing, so I hope to put it out there for free. Found a great zombie picture on the photo site. I'll share the image tomorrow. Very cool.
The adventure continues. I also learned the new path for this self-publishing is called Indie Publishing. Self-published has such murky emotions around it. But there is a growing tide of Indie-Authors that make their books available and find great success on the path less traveled. Sounds fun. I have missed writing fiction so much.
I also checked records for The Goblin Queen on Kindle and people have been downloading the story. I never even knew. Awesome!
Inspiration and now the cool new tool, my iMac. Which I'll write more about soon. Promise :) For now, 11pm. My curfew :)