Yesterday my second iteration of PENELOPE AND THE BIRTHDAY CURSE arrived. I was much happier with tweaks I had done. I am probably just being picky, but I wanted the book as professional as possible. One thing that has impressed me, whether I give credit to CreateSpace or UPS, is the speed with which I received my proof copy. I chose standard shipping which implied up to 10 days and actually got it in 2 business days. For anyone wanting to see it on the estore at CreateSpace, here is a link.
Other accomplishments: the book cover image on Barnes and Noble is no longer "Image not available" but actually shows the cover. I had sent a note to Mark Coker atSmashwords on Monday and poof! there itwas on Tuesday. Here is link to that.
All and all things are taking off.