Well, I went and did it. I've edited it as much as I can without paying for a proper editor (which means it's still 20% more error-laden than your averaged professionally published book, but hopefully significantly less error-laden than your average self-published book) and it's now making its way out to the ebook stores...
It's already out on Amazon for the Kindle and the Kindle app:
It should be out on Barnes and Noble later today. I'm still working on getting it out on iTunes, and I have no idea what to do with Smashwords since I created my own epub and they demand something in MS Word format.
But hey! It's very exciting for me!
The next step is, of course, publicity. I'm pretty sure that's going to be a mitigated disaster. I'm at work now so I can't do too much but this evening I'll be preparing the official announcement on my site. Other than that I guess I... hm...
Yeah. That's the problem right there. Other than flacking it on my site, I have no idea what to do. I am working on a dead-tree version that I'm going to put on Lulu, since a physical object might be a good Christmas present, and I hope to have that ready soon. And I might be able to use the dead-tree version to generate a review or two from a few people, but... I dunno. Other than that, all the research I've done (i.e., looking at other people posting about how to get the word out) has resulted in some very broad concepts that seem marvelously ineffective.
Ah well. Anyway, just wanted to share!
"Mitigated" in terms of "having very low expectations."