After many years of gathering stories, I finally took a leap of faith and decided to write a book. I then began the grueling process of educating myself to a foreign world… the publishing industry. Traditional Publishing, Vanity Publishing, Self-Publishing…I found myself becoming more and more confused. Much to my elation, my book was at last accepted by a Traditional Publishing Company. My elation was brief when red flags started popping up all over. I finally made the decision that I wanted to control my book and not have the industry control me. I decided to self-publish. When I came across “The Author’s Bill of Rights”, I knew it was an affirmation of my decision leading me to the company I chose. If you are considering publishing a book, I hope you will find this information useful.