I’ve generated the cover template for the hardback, and downloaded it. I’ve also heard from one of the people with whom I am discussing cover design, with a sensible price, and written back.
The difficulty now is finding a cover image that I like. I’ve been hunting around, but with limited success so far.
Meanwhile back at Lightning Source (LSI), their system is still giving me difficulties (it is really quite badly designed). Although I supplied them with the book details when I registered, and these have trickled through as far as Amazon and Google books — yes, really! — I cannot find any trace of the book on the LSI website, so that I can, like, upload the interior! I’ve sent an email asking for help.