I wanted to comment on the New World of Self Publishing, but the darn web site won't let me comment. It keeps tell me about some corporate firewall, but I'm just a wee bit of a lad here at home. No corporate firewall, but a personal one, yes.
If you want to see an incredible list of great authors who self-published, hop on over to the Self-Publishing Hall of Fame at http://www.BookMarket.com/selfpublish.html. Yes, that's my web site, but the hall of fame is wonderful reading anyway.
The hall of fame is also out in a more expanded, story-telling version as a POD book, again by me. Published by Infinity Publishing.
Well, darn, the book isn't at Amazon.com. Well, then, here's the best book on the subject of self-publishing. It's The Self-Publishing Manual by Dan Poynter.