It has been over two months now since I've received my manuscript back from the editor, but I have learned so much about the publishing process in that time. I've reviewed the edits, implemented recommended changes, chose a series name, had the cover designed, formed a publishing company, chose distribution methods, set prices, etc. My latest challenge - and not a fun one - was creating an epub file for the ebook.
Good news is that a publishing date of May 1, 2018 has been established! The ebook is currently available for preorder right now on Amazon. Proofs of the hardcover and paperbacks are on their way to me now for approval, after which they will be, too!