Rebecca, we have self published three books and every word you say is true, publish because it is 'even more fun to share.' We write to share the action and adventure, and add touches of local history so often relished by readers and rightly so. But there's not much more than costs for newbie authors, plus the full load of self promotion. Tis a hard road unless you're on a mission, as we are to share the boundless beauty of Earth, and her adventures aboard a sea going craft of some heritage. Good Luck. If we can help, drop in for a chat. Sailing Adventures ~ Explore Earth with Jack and JudeHi again! I'm a published boating writer (magazines), but a newbie author. I'm completing a nonfiction book about two sailboaters, a guy and a gal, The market's pretty solid with this subject, but I just couldn't help it. Creating a book is hard work & no way to get rich, but it sure is fun! Even more fun to share...
Here's more info. if you'd like. Once the book's published, you'll be able to find it on my website too! http://kck.st/1jGQbRE