I finally took the plunge and published through Smashwords. After all, no one would chance upon the manuscript as it languished on my hard drive.
The publishing process was fairly simple and as of the time I’m writing this, the book is available from the following platforms, with more being added over the next couple of days:
Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Apple store, Scribd.
Upcoming distributors will (likely) be: Amazon (submission to Amazon via SW seems to be dependent on reaching certain sales figures), Google Play(?), plus a few others.
I’ll leave the epub version available for download for free until the middle of August. After that, I’ll try to come up with a scheme to offer the nicely formatted pdf-version available to people who produce proof of purchase (at the suggested full price of USD 3.95 from any of the above retailers.