Self-publishing has exploded in popularity in recent years. However, many authors hesitate to go this route because they think the process is extremely difficult. Or they take the plunge, make mistakes, and are disheartened. To make matters worse, self-publishing services have proliferated, preying on authors' uncertainties and lack of knowledge about self-publishing. These services often charge you excessive amounts of money to do what you can in fact do yourself.
Since 2009, I have been self-publishing my books and my wife's books, and we've helped more than 30 clients to publish their own books—a total of about 80 books. This book distills what I've learned about the process. I hope it will enable you to self-publish your book at little or no cost and not fall prey to scams.