I’ve been working to revise Chapters 24-29 this past week. While I could revise from now till eternity, I’m limiting myself to 6 additional pass through each chapter, then I’ll send them to John Hudspith (England) for an editing pass, after which I’ll apply most suggestions and then take another pass through each chapter and then another through the whole book.. There are now 52 sections (chapters) to the book. The Editing should be done by the end of March, or early April.
After this editing step, the book will go to Belle Étoile Studios (North Carolina), for Jamie to do the interior layout. Meanwhile Paola Sbriccoli is drawing the cover image in Rome. Jamie will then create the cover design(s), while the interior book goes through proof reading / editing.
Finally, I’ll take another look at the book before giving the proof editor and my comments to Jamie for inclusion, and then several versions of the book will be created:
Soft Cover, Kindle, E-Pub, and (possibly) Hardcover. ISBN’s will be assigned to each format and then a test printing will happen through Lightning Source, before releasing for publication and distribution through Ingram, and the Kindle through Amazon. I used Smashwords for the E-Pub for The Boy Who Ran, but may reconsider.
Copyright registration with the US copyright office, while not actually necessary, is already in process—it’s usually better to register, I think.
I plan to release the books in May 2015.