Computers and new printing technologies have brought significant changes to the world of self-publishing. Unlike what was the case only a decade ago, it is now possible to release a book without printing a full press run and the Internet provides some marketing opportunities that were not available a few years ago. This means that a book can now be published for a very modest fee, and that warehousing costs are a thing of the past. If you are thinking about self-publishing, then this book will provide you with a quick overview of everything you need to know in order to have your book released. And, it will help you decide whether or not self-publishing is really the best thing for your book. One of the things this book does not attempt to do is tell you that self-publishing is for everyone. Unlike most books on the subject, this one does try to present an accurate portrayal of the advantages and disadvantages of self-publishing, something that is critical if you want to avoid a painful disappointment.