TL,DR: Can't I just do typesetting myself? Is it that hard? The rest of this is mostly just ranting. I've been busy trying to study up on all the stuff that needs to happen after the actual writing and most of it makes perfect sense to me. Beta readers - Yeah, good idea Editors - Obviously Cover designer - Seems reasonable Typesetter - What? Can't I get a computer to do this? There's something inside me that objects (for no real reason, apparently) to paying someone to set my feckin' margins. Even though the prices I've seen so far aren't unreasonable. I think it's because I know that Apple users have access to a piece of software that does it for you. I feel if it's standard enough that a computer can do it properly, I should be able to grasp it, shouldn't I? I know, by this logic, I should be able to beat any chess grandmaster too. But I understand there's a difference between calculating all the paths of a knight and making sure the widows and the orphans are where they should be. Anyway, since I have some remote experience in typesetting for a different medium in my day job, I'm thinking about reading up on it while I wait for my editor to Douglas Adams right through another deadline and doing it myself. I would like your opinions on why this is a stupid idea.