I have decided to take the plunge and become a self published author. I made this decision based on a couple of things rather than going the traditional route. I like the fact that I will be in control of my work, I can publish what I want and not what someone else wants and the profits will go to me. There are some downsides, not knowing the industry, distribution of physical copies and connections that going the traditional route can offer, That being said, I am going ahead and I will be publishing my first short story soon.
I am going to publish a short story to learn the ropes so to speak. I may publish a few and then publish a collection of short stories later. I do not want to publish a full volume until I make a few mistakes and know what to correct on the final version. By the time I publish my collection of short stories I hope to be a pro at self publishing and will go on to publish more.
Currently I am in the first step of the process, writing the manuscript. I have written a short story but it needs revision. Once that is done I will begin the process of publishing on Amazon. One can publish an ebook and have it available to consumers within a few days. i will be chronicling the process along the way.