Met an artist and an author, could I get any luckier? The Artist moved to the South from Canada to take care of her parents. Speciality is rivers and landscapes...Walla, my cover. Met with the author of "Our War" for several hours. Said self publishing was the only way to go, sounded good. Said agents are just another expense and many people write then for lack of confidence, ability or for whatever reasons go no further. If you have a good story and believe others will find it interesting...Go do it. Certainly there has to those printers/publishing houses looking for business and I don't mean those circling like birds of prey. They print, bind and box, no rocket science business. Why not start with some low number in print, beat the bushes for business and shoot for a break-even point first. Then just see what happens or am I just as et-up with the dumb-ass as I was before?