I'm so excited!!! I received the paperback books I ordered in the this week. The cover looks beautiful. Showed it to my hubby, he looked amazed and said "wow, congratulations". That comment made my day. Now I'm in the process of giving some copies of the book to some very dear friends.
What I have learned in the process of trying to get the book promoted and placed for sale in various bookstores is that many bookstores will not sell your book if it's self published through Amazon or Create Space. I find it very unfair as other publishing companies charge a lot of money for the services that I can obtain through Create Space. This makes a huge difference when as an author you are just trying to get your story out there for others to enjoy.
I will keep you updated!