The Pearlsong Refounding website is designed (thanks Josh), and it looks stunning! Amazing! Ultra cool! (am I overselling it?). Well, I think so...and I bet you will too.
The book cover design for Gideon's Dawn (which will set the style for the latter two books) is well under way. It too, is a show stopper. (Again, thanks Josh!)
The search for a typesetter has brought me full circle. I've actually had a number of folks offer to help, but each of them are really in the same boat I am experience-wise. I know what needs to be done in a typesetting process; it's just the software that presents a problem. I even had a few professional typesetters offer me a discounted rate (thanks!), but unfortunately, the price is just still beyond my current capacity to pay. So, with some prodding from Josh (thanks yet again, Josh), I earnestly explored whether I could do the typesetting myself. And the answer is, I think, YES! I've got a learning curve to go through, but I think I made actually be able to swing it myself (he says hopefully).