Hurray! Finally all the bumps and bruises along the way with the Createspace formatting got sorted out (quick hint: don’t take advantage of the seemingly time-saving option to upload your book as a word doc – convert it to pdf yourself, using a high quality conversion, and upload that to avoid inexplicable formatting issues that don’t appear in the digital proof but do appear in the hardcopy proof).
I have a stack of 5 of them on my desk right now, actually–which, as much as I’m all about the e-reader thing and adore my kindle, is really kinda exciting. Incidentally, no, I didn’t just order 5 copies to fulfill some odd urge toward vanity–though it turns out that’s a perky little side-effect, apparently–but because I was offered 5 free copies from Createspace as compensation for being one of the people to buy the whole $39 pro plan upgrade days before it went defunct and those cheaper proof prices became democratized. I figure I’ll use them for maybe some giveaways at a few cool book blogs that reach out to my target audience–anyone have any blogs to recommend?