@AgentPete : Last night, while we were talking, I brought up the subject of self publishing. Having been, quite frankly, thoroughly exhausted, by my attempts to get published, I am slowly starting to cave to those around me. Several people have made comment that it would be easier, and indeed these days, equally viable, to self publish some of my work rather than jump through the hoops of the publishing industry. You, however, were clearly not swayed by this argument and I sense you have something to say on the subject. Could you maybe explain your thoughts on this a little? I'd be very interested to hear them.