The book has a cover!
Well, let's be honest, the book has a proposal for a cover. I'm actively considering starting a competition to have people choose things like the cover or the back cover blurb or a hundred other things I need to do before actually pushing the boat out on this. I do now have a selection of beta readers (thank you, beta readers), which is encouraging Thanks to a post on a messageboard I don't usually frequent, I even have a couple of beta readers who are complete strangers to me, which is at once encouraging and terrifying. Feedback form the beta readers will go into tidying up and refining the text, and then...
And then I need to let the world know that there's a book out there which they might like to read. This part is trickier than it sounds, and it sound pretty damn tricky. There are literally hundreds of ebooks published on Amazon every week; how to stand out from that sea of words? Clearly, there are no easy answers, but I do have some ideas. Twitter and Facebook obviously have a part to play, as does the website (note to sef; really must do something with that), but there must be other ways to get the word out - other avenues I'm not yet reaching.
I'm working on it. I'd rather be writing, but this is all part of the process.