As many of you know, I've been a committed self-publisher since 1994. The traditional publishing industry, like the traditional music and film industries, have not given their artists terribly rewarding experiences for quite some time, so many so-called "self-publishing" companies have sprung up offering a quick, easy, and cheap way to get your book published. But beware! Of what? I just wrote my second in a series of columns on self-publishing for PBS MediaShift on The Pitfalls of Using Self-Publishing Packages, so you can do it right the first time.
Whether you're publishing your motorcycle travel adventures, a how-to book, a children's book, a memoir, a business book, a book of photography, or any other kind of book, this article will help you get started the right way, without making those usual first missteps.
To understand the publishing landscape today: Self-Publishing, Author Services Open Floodgates for Writers
To understand how to proceed with your project: The Pitfalls of Using Self-Publishing Book Packages
Wishing you all the best experiences in manifesting the book of your dreams.