I have recently published an ebook,and everything went right, but it is still not returned in a search for the title,and it was downloaded, (bought) at least once, within a few minutes of the message that it was published. How does that happen?. It was published about three days ago.
I tried, as you said, preparing a PDF version of one book to CreateSpace once, it involved Flash, which I have cleansed from my system.
Both print books processes are crap, but still people get through it.