I successfully submitted a final PDF of the book to Createspace for publishing. The final step is to receive a proof in the mail. Once I receive and approve the proof, the book will be available on Amazon. That's the good news. The bad news is that the production costs are way higher than I expected, so I have to price the book significantly higher than I intended. I then get the lovely double whammy of higher sticker price and lower royalty percentage than expected. So the odds of me breaking even on this endeavor are getting lower and lower. Oh well, it is a fun experience.