***ReViewed, ReVised, ReEdited, & RePublished on June 14, 2015.*** This update includes a case study of a successful, self-published author who took 20 years to get published. The case study is called, "Maids of Misfortune," and it was added as an appendix. Also, updated statistics from the publishing industry and various experts are referred to throughout the book where appropriate. This book is a journey. It is told as a story, set in its historical context of what it means to do something you have never done before. I invoke the names of people who have achieved great things by teaching themselves what they needed to know. You are in good company, with presidents and poets, generals and soldiers, rich men and poor men, Nobel Prize winners, artists, architects, inventors and scientists. True, some of these people were geniuses, but most were just common men and women like you and me. If they did it, so can we. The one thing they all have in common with you and me is that they had to teach themselves. Like you and me, they were autodidactic. No matter how frustrated they became, they stayed focused on their goals, and ultimately, achieved them. Why? Because they never gave up, even when it took 20 years, they never gave up. You and I are in good company, so we won't give up when we run into difficulties. Self-publishing is highly skilled, technical work, even for people who know what they are doing. For you and me, it is a daunting, challenging task. We must be inspired, we must be motivated. If you are like me and most other people, your first try at self-publishing will be frustrating. Ask other people to help you when you need it. It's not an admission of failure, it's a sign of wisdom to ask for help. Just never give up, and you will succeed. Perseverance will take you from an elementary, basic skill level to an advanced, highly skilled level. Patience, with yourself, is needed. As time goes on, you will get better and better at self-publishing. I guarantee it. I have given you a set of tips and principles that helped me when I first began. They will be worth your time to reflect on. Remember, if we can connect to the stories of the people who came before us, and were successful, then we can be successful also. The information in the book is complete and thorough. Like the previous edition, I used the self-publishing steps in the book to self-publish this book. Anytime you feel like something is missing, or incomplete, understand that I have given you all of the information that I used to publish this book. Backtrack, and you will surely find a solution to whatever problem you may be having. Finally, the purpose of this book is to help you self-publish, to help you make your dream to become a successful writer, a moneymaking writer, come true. It's not easy to do for everyone. Some of us require more effort to achieve the results we want. For others, self-publishing is so easy that it seems like almost anyone can do it. I did it, and I believe you can do it too. That's why I wrote this book, to help you publish your book. You can trust me, because I have self-published more than 100 times. I know what I'm talking about. If you wait for a publisher, you might never see your book(s) published without paying a high price. If you self-publish, your book will be published. In fact, ALL of your books will be published. How much will it cost you to get published? Absolutely nothing That's right, $0.00 to get your book(s) published. Get this book and get started on your self-publishing journey today.