Being such an independent broad, I even went so far as to "independently" publish my first book. Because of that, and my many other blogs on the subject (sorry, you aren't my only blog, dear, but that doesn't mean I don't love you best), I've become not so much an "expert" on self-publishing, but the one you email to ask how you can avoid repeating my mistakes. Somehow, I convinced the good people at Santa Monica College to let me teach a little class on the subject. If you are in the LA area on September 17th, I hope you'll join me.
Intro to Self-Publishing