After countless hours down the rabbithole that is the interwebs, I think I've finally got all the basics figured out to get Heave Ho! released and ready for debut at the Savannah Children's Book Festival.
This whole self-publishing venture has had a lot of twists and turns, but for me, it was important to do it correctly so that I owned rights to the book and had complete creative control the whole way.
Of course, all this so far is only the first step. Next I have to buckle down and actually get the book out there in front of people! I'm still a little leery of Amazon, but I think as long as I maintain myself as the distributor, I won't have to feel compromised by that.
That's enough industry jargon, here's a pic of the key to Annelidical Books (Heave Ho!s publisher (me)).