With today's technology, it's never been easier to write, illustrate, design, layout or print your book. But how do you do this and eat? Even creative types have mortgages. And once you have book in hand, how do you break through the "sound and fury" of the Internet to let people know about your soon-to-be bestseller?
Part of why I decided that I was a good candidate for self-publishing is that I have what is called a platform. Oh, that's one of the buzziest buzzwords around the self-pubbing world, your platform. Turns out that platform of mine is less of a high-dive springboard and more of a children's step-stool.