Breaking into the world of publishing can be extremely hard for the new writer. 80% of writers will never achieve their dreams of making a living through their work. You could send your manuscript to a million different publishers and never get your book idea picked up. There is now a great way to get your book into print against the odds. More and more authors are starting to get into self publishing. It may sound expensive but with the software programs that are now out there, it is certainly worth the extra time and money. Self publishing is a great way to try to get your work out there on your own, and it can sometimes be the best way to go about it. When you try to get your manuscript to become a book by self publishing, you can control how many copies that you make and you can also keep the profits that you make. In that sense, self publishing is a great idea. You can also follow the same route as some mainstream publishers by publishing copies on demand (POD) all that this means is that you will take orders for your books before you publish them. It will save you quite a bit of money in the end as well. In order to get into self publishing, I would suggest that you use Adobe Pagemaker to format your manuscript of your book or novel because this program can also help you with creating the graphics for your cover. When you can do all of the things that you need to do in one place, it certainly makes it easier. Self publishing is often looked down upon by authors who have gone through the normal route of finding a traditional publisher, but as publish on demand services become more and more popular, it has helped to take off some of the pressure to the self publishing writers. Self publishing still has a bit of the taboo ink still on it, but this will slowly begin to disappear as it gets more popular. In many ways self publishing is more rewarding than going through traditional publishers because you are taking your own writing future into your own hands. That is very exciting in the long run.