When I first decided that I was going to self-publish my book, it was one in the face of rejection from sending my book proposal to agents and publishing companies. Then two I only had the the name of a self-publishing service, Createspace and I had to go from there. I had NO IDEA what I was doing. HAHA. It was through the encouragement of a friend, Alex Elle, that I actually decided to step out and do it myself.