I have ordered the proof (first copy) of my book from amazon.com, but it will not arrive until Mon, Feb. 22. The content of the book had blurry pics when first submitted. I sent amazon a revised PDF with upgraded pics (300 dpi). Barbra, my friend in Michigan, is doing all my computer work.
Amazon is not charging me anything up front, but it is progressing at a snail's pace. There are so many steps involved when publishing! I guess I can wait while knowing it is going to actually be published!
It will take 12 days for my first proof to arrive. When I reject that proof I will order the second one with the better pics (300 dpi). That will take another 12 days. Then when I approve of the second proof amazon will create a page for the book. That can take up to 15 days.
Sooooo, 12 + 12 + 15 = 39 days from now my book should be available on amazon.com. I think that will be Mon, March 22. One week after the Ides of March.
I will be doing a lot of thumb twiddling in the meantime. Lol!