Okay. So this is how it goes.
The text is written and it has been edited. Fine.
Next comes the difficult stage of layout and formatting. Each version of the books requires a different approach.
For example the version in epub for the iPad and Nook and Sony eReader etc all require specific layout conditions to be met. This is the stage I am at right now.
After this comes the KINDLE version, with another format. Now each version will have graphics at specific resolutions, sizes and layouts. Each version will have a different table of contents, front and back cover material and even covers. Each content will need to be assessed by each company (Smashwords, Amazon mostly) before approval.
Finally, a paper version will later in the summer be started, but this will be done as a PDF and pretty much done from scratch. More on that later.
The Cover is still be worked on too. This is the latest version...it will probably change yet again.
So back to where I am right now. I'm struggling with the final formatting for epub, and the images and layout of this complicated stage. But I struggle on. I'll let you know as I get through each phase and mention the difficulties as well as the easier parts.