Fortunately, for the 'newbie' or beginner, the advances in computer technology have made it possible for authors to
The world of traditional publishing
Being a self-publisher,
I started with lulu.com for my first
Even print-on-demand companies like lulu have to keep innovating as the competition is fierce with new upstarts entering the growing field. I have found many advantages in using local printers for additional print runs because of no shipping fees and faster turnaround, for example. Also, I discovered that
This CNET page is an excellent guide on 25 important self-publishing issues.
Some links to websites on self-publishing that are very useful:
The Passive Voice Aaron Shepard's Publishing Savvy Book Marketeer