In this day and age, a writer doesn’t need to wait around (usually forever) for a publisher or an agent – the elusive gatekeepers of the book industry – to say yes. Self-publishing has never been easier. It represents an excellent way to produce a book you are proud of, while retaining creative control of your work, and building direct relationships with your readers.
I have published my own book, which was supported by a crowdfunding campaign, and have helped several other authors to self-publish theirs. Each project was unique, and involved a certain amount of providing constructive feedback, editing and rewriting, proof-reading and page layout design. I also helped them with allocating ISBN numbers and working out print costs.