As an active self-publisher I have downloaded and studied this thorough guide to every single step from scratch to book in self-publishing. Maybe even bigger leaps could be taken in order not to discourage a newcomer. But the first slogan in the preface is all but discouraging, just the opposite: "If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It!". And a host of pracitcal advice follows from "Eight Simple Steps to Get You Started Self-Publishing Books:" to versatile tricks in marketing the book. They can also offer a special guide book to just marketing. This shows that they really aim to educate the reader to earn money with the books. They even give a list: "10 Steps to forming an Independent Publishing Company".
I myself do not aim to earnings, but just to document the writings in a professional looking manner. I do not even publish my books, but books of my friends, memories and valuable collections of life long experience. All the same, this book on Self-Publishing is a good travel rod. And Amazon CreateSpace system exposes the books just in the manner the gallant ladies promise in their book. Making me feel a real book publisher.
A true travel rod to Self-Publishing