Good afternoon. My wife has written a book, and she has tasked me with the dirty, un-fun, and entirely frustrating labor of love that is getting it published. She's very creative, however she becomes quickly overwhelmed with the slogging ritualistic bureaucracy of the publishing industry. Fortunately, I lack even the barest hint of creativity, and tend to thrive on gathering information, researching, and navigating unfamiliar territory. I have discovered, however, that I have some questions a Google search will not answer for me. To that end, I have signed up here, to ask such questions and hopefully detect the spoor of my ultimate quarry in the responses. I suspect I should put some kind of a smiling face here, to indicate that I am friendly.