After two weeks of scraping little bits of time to hunt out all the little spacing errors left over from formatting issues in the book, I finally submitted a new PDF of Confessions of an Average Half-Vampire to create space. They approved it this morning, with this odd little note that the type face on the spine was too large. I find this odd indeed, as I didn't do anything to the cover PDF and didn't even resubmit it. If the cover was okay last time and the number of pages in the book has not changed, why is the spine size different this time??? Weird.
At any rate, I have now ordered a second proof copy, which I hope will be error-free so that I can soon actually have the POD up for sale.
What's my next step? As soon as I get a minute this week, I'll be off to my favorite silk screen printing company to talk to them about t-shirts and bookmarks and buttons (oh my!). At that point, we can start a few contests, both at school and here on the blog. (Oh, and goodreads, too. I can give away a copy on goodreads. That seems to be a pretty popular way to get word out about books.)