Yes... the Lotus Sametime 8 Essentials: A User's Guide book is now finished!
As Marie Scott mentioned in her blog post yesterday, we have FINISHED the book! We reviewed the final "front matter" material yesterday, a scant 15 minutes before they wanted to upload it. So we are now in possession of a real book cover and book content (and index!) all in PDF format. Once they upload it, I'm not quite sure exactly how long it will take them to make the ebook versions available along with the actual dead tree versions, but it shouldn't be long. I know their goal was to have it published by September 23rd, and we certainly met all of OUR timeframes. :)
The main thing *I* want to see is the book posted on Amazon. For some reason that I don't understand, Packt isn't listing this with Amazon until it's "published". Strange, but other recent Lotus books they published seemed to be available on Amazon in pre-order mode long before they were available. Oh, well.... deep breath... it'll all work out.
Thanks again to everyone who has helped us along the way with encouragement, technical content, advice, and everything else that seems to be but a blur now. And at the top of my list, thanks to Marie for convincing me that I *could* do this, bringing me along for the ride, and helping me to accomplish something I had only vaguely dreamed about. I can't imagine having a better co-author than her...