I am about 30% through the 1st draft of a health and fitness book that will be aimed at a niche market that I have a lot of passion about. It is a bit of a twist on many of the books out there and I hope that my contacts in the community will help me sell the book. My plan is to have the book done by May or June and then spend the Summer editing, etc. so that I can start marketing it in the Fall. I would like to go the e book route 1st and then have it available in paperback. I have started to investigate some of the options such as Smashwords for the e-book and Create Space for the paperback. I'm being realistic that it might never get published in the traditional manner but I don't want to give up any control of the book (ISBN, etc.), just in case. Does anyone have experience with e-books, Create Space, or any of the other self publishing options out there. What do I need to be on the lookout for as I research the options? Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions!