After six rewrites, I turned to an editor, Joan McKinney, to read and make necessary corrections and suggestions to the manuscript.
With everything in order, I hired Tugboat Designs for cover art. After that task was accomplished, I contracted with them to format the manuscript for publication at primary sites that transformed it to an ebook and print edition -- Amazon Kindle, B&N's Pubit, Smashwords, and Amazon's CreateSpace.
I read several books about self-publishing including Mark Coker’s "Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success," Jim Kukral's "The Ultimate Digital Promotion Handbook," and Kristen James's "How to Sell More Kindle eBooks." I also perused many blogs and articles about the digital media.
I especially enjoyed Coker's book. The founder of Smashwords, he presented a well-balanced and insightful view of e-publishing.
For those interested, “Laments” can be found at:
Feel free to ask me any questions you may have about epublishing. And if you decide to read the book, please leave a comment/review at the site (and do that for other authors as well after you finish their books).