This past Friday I finally submitted my PDF and received this response from the printer:
Thank you for submitting your book, “The Artist on the Road,” Â on Dec 04 2009 PT. We will review your files and book information and notify you of the results via email shortly, typically within 24-48 hours.
Over the weekend I Recieved another message that the files have been approved for printing. Now I’m impatiently awaiting my proof copy from UPS.