Some things have changed. I lamented a few days ago about being stuck in the pending status with Smashwords. As of Monday I am now approved. On June 7 my account indicates that THE BIRTHDAY CURSE shipped to Barnes and Noble and Apple. So now I wait again as it takes 1 to 2 weeks to appear on those sites.
I was not comfortable with the TBD ship date to Amazon. I know there have been negotiations between Apple and Smashwords. I have heard in September maybe, but I am not a patient person. So I opted out of shipping to Amazon and uploaded directly at http://kbd.amazon.com. Did some reading at various blogs and my perception is that this is a good move.
Last thing to report: Joleene Naylor, the talented artist who did the Penelope image displayed on the blog, sent me the cover artwork for the CreateSpace book. She did an awesome job. I sat at my computer and stared at it thinking it is all finally coming together. If a cover sells a book, then this one is a winner. (I'll share the actual artwork later after the book is upload.)
That is all for tonight. Catch you later...