Have you thought of self-publishing, but you were hesitant because you didn't know anyone with first-hand experience?
Whenever I do something new, from changing doctors to enrolling in a class, I always prefer to have a reference from somebody I know. Since I didn't know anyone who self-published, I did some research about the companies. I learned that there are a lot of them, and I quickly got information overload.
I considered using CreateSpace, an inexpensive self-publishing subsidiary of Amazon, but the author has the responsibility of formatting the book. I felt that was beyond my expertise.
Ultimately, I chose Booksurge, a full-service company and also a subsidiary of Amazon. I don't work for Booksurge, and I'm sure there are other reputable companies, but I just happen to know about this one. Their basic package is reasonably priced.
Marketing is a special challenge for self-publishers. Booksurge has various tools to make it easier. I chose the extra options of a press release and a video book trailer creation and distribution service. Booksurge placed my book on Amazon. The Kindle version is there, too, another option I chose.
I'm very pleased with the quality of the book, and their customer service is excellent. I can't guarantee that you will have the same experience, but I'm very happy that I chose Booksurge. Their website is http://www.booksurge.com/.
Visit Patricia La Barbera at http://www.patricialabarbera.com/ to learn more about her book, THE CELTIC CROW MURDERS.