I understand that some of these could be sub-categorized into other parts of this forum, but it's easier to have it all in one place. 1) Would a publisher help with establishing e-publishing as well? For instance would they assist in marketing if I choice to establish myself on Amazon. If they did, how would it be different from self-publishing? 2) What prevents a beta-reader from potentially stealing your manuscript and releasing it as their own? What prevents any publishing agency submitted to from the same such actions? 3) Is releasing your book into physical stores that much of an increase in potential profit sales? It seems to me that the future is leading farther and farther into e-publishing. Of course, you could always order a hard copy delivered to your house. I see Barnes & Nobles shutting down often, along with other corporate book stores. 4) How exactly does Kindle Unlimited work? I don't quite understand how the author gets any monetary compensation (I do know that it requires 10% of the book to be read before any money is transferred and then I'm lost). 5) What's the legalities on cover art? I like in a very art friendly city and could get my cover art for free or very cheap. If I have my lawyer write up a document (perhaps able to find online or write myself) that states they allow use of such work, does it matter if I made J.K. Rowling money? A simple transaction, correct? One and done.