I did make one interesting discovery while doing this. I found that if I converted the manuscript to PDF format and attached it as a file to an email, the formatting and appearance of the original Word document is preserved when the document is opened by the recipient, and if the recipient has an iPad and saves the document to iBooks, he or she can read it exactly like any other book. I didn't know about this before, and was gratified to learn about it. I don't think a day goes by that I don't learn something new.
I would like to hear some opinions. Is it a good idea to post snippets of this book here from time to time, or it is better to just wait until publication? I would really like to hear from you.