I've also learned there's a 'print on demand' option that many may not first know about.
Who would do that?
Self publishers who are unsure how many books of theirs will sell, so rather than pre-order 1000 or more or less books at a cost, until you sell them, for new Authors it may be better to have a print on demand service set up, that way if 10 books sell, than 10 are printed and shipped. If more books sell, or if start getting 'pre orders', than you can approach 'printing place' and request how ever many books you need.
Big publishing companies do all this for you, but again, new Authors don't have access to the 'big boy' Publishing companies of the industry, so until get noticed, or sell some books, this is a cheaper option.
The next step, which no once can do for you, is to just write, and write some more, sloppy as it may be, you need to just write in order to at least have something another in means to help you, can look at and evaluate, cause if they at least like your direction, believe me you they can fix the rest, edit, clean up ect, but without content, nothing matters.
This video, by far, the most useful post on all this section so far, for those who want to self publish, thank goodness for people like this who are will to show you what so many do not
This video here, will totally put the power or publishing or self publishing, back into your hands.
Now that this video has taught me how to format and 'save' manuscripts, now I can write a book the way I blog, over time, a long time, and save it, then in 1-5 months will have a book, or many to submit.
And because my mental interests jumps around, I can work on several potential books all at once.
I'm pretty much done with a short 'book' I've written, if you want to even call it that, but pretty much done, may write a newer or better preface.
But here's the thing, I've lost momentum, even though content of book is done, and was excited about that, as of about 2 weeks ago I just lost all momentum, why?
I think cause started then focusing on the details, to add pictures or not type of stuff, which leads to another thing and another thing.
I think what I need to do, is for this first hopefully published ebook, is just go ahead and send it in, have them fix it up and bit, and be done with it...cause my goal is not to have the most perfect book, or even one that sells a lot, if any, my goal is for me to be able to say to self...'Hey, you did it, finally, you now have a published book on kindle or Amazon or wherever'.
That will do a lot for my moral, and can even add to resume to impress others, whatever, who doesn't want to do that.
So today, before I do anything else, will start working on book again, and send it into ebook publishing company and see what happens from there, but I want this done and wrapped up by tomorrow so I can move onto other things in my mind.
To me, the main thing is to just write, get your story, book, on paper, or 'computer screen' ect, and don't waste energy freaking out over formatting, since there's agencies you can pay to do that part for you.
And because these agencies do it all the time, what's complicated to you, is a breeze to them, that way you can focus on writing, cause if you're always freaking out over the technical part, you'll never write the book.