I know having a professional publisher or agent take care of everything is the best option, but I've been thinking about alternatives. I've been in contact with a company called AuthorHouse who claims to have 14 years of experience, publshes thousands of books each year and so on. They will help me design the book (layout etc), publish it and even help promote it - for a price, of course. It's a bit expenice (about £795 for the cheapest option), but it does sound tempting. But before I pay anything, I want to know if anyone has any experience with them. Can they be trusted? If I let them publish the book, how likely is it to sell? Can I make money of this, or at least make enough to cover the expenses? Any feedback would be appreciated.