The step-by-step guide to taking your manuscript through the publishing process and into the bookshops. The days of depressed authors despairing over piles of rejection slips are over. Modern technology allows writers to create and publish their own works to a high professional standard and at a modest cost. Our no-frills manual leads you painlessly through the various stages of layout and design, dealing with printers, publicising your book and getting it into the market place. We also itemise the costs and explain pricing strategies. Commercial publishing may suit the lucky few with a mass market appeal, but too many authors feel like a cog in the machine. Publish your own book and you ensure that it gets luxury treatment at every stage. Let's face it, you know it better than anyone else!