I finished Fallen Mangrove a week ago and sent it to about a dozen beta readers chosen for their expertise in certain fields or the location where much of the action takes place. I've received their recommendations and will be making the final edits throughout the day and tonight.
In the morning, I'll email the manuscript to my editors who will pick it apart, line by line, paragraph by paragraph and chapter by chapter for a week to ten days. By 9/24, ten days from now, they'll return my shredded masterpiece and tell me what a hack I am and recommend I go back to truck driving. Well, at least that's how it'll feel. I'll spend the rest of that week and the weekend putting it all back together, making the edits and plot changes they recommend and that I agree with.
About 10/1, I'll have it uploaded to the printer and Amazon, ready for a soft launch. It will be priced at only $.99 for the Kindle version and $11.99 for paperback. These prices are as low as I can make them, without owing Amazon money for each sale and the prices will only last for 24 hours. Only those on my newsletter mailing list and Facebook Fan Page will get the exact date and time of the soft launch. One person's name on the mailing list will be drawn on 9/20 and they will receive the very first physical copy printed, which I'll sign and ship to them as soon as it arrives.
If you haven't read any of the Jesse McDermitt series, you should start with Fallen Out: Jesse McDermitt Series, The Beginning . It's been in Amazon's Top 5 Sea Adventures since it was published on 5/30, as a prequel to the other books in the series. Usually at #1.