Yesterday's comments about electronic publishing have given me pause. I have always thought of e-publishing as an "in addition to" option, not an "instead of" one.
I do not own a Kindle or an iPad. Even though I write on my laptop, I read books, and I always envision my own as holdable, turnable, bendable, losable objects. It's hard for me to imagine publishing in a format that I have never used myself.
Moreover, I care deeply about the purities of book and page design. If I were to self-publish a book, I would need to spend a significant amount of time on those elements. I would not be able to download text into a predesigned template and call that a book. What looks beautiful on a page does not necessarily look beautiful on a screen and vice versa.
I'm not dismissing your suggestions; I'm just nonplussed.
(By the way, I also still listen to records on a record player.)
Last night's dinner: Maine bouillabaisse. Stock ingredients: onions, garlic, tomato, thyme, bay leaf, saffron, salt, smelts, water, boiled together for a half-hour and then pressed through a sieve. Fish ingredients: hake, haddock, scallops, mussels, steamers (fish and scallops diced, shellfish still in the shell), all dropped into the boiling strained stock and cooked for 5 minutes. Served with tiny sourdough rolls and a mixed lettuce salad. Afterwards we watched hockey.