My neighbor and friend, Janet, is a phenomenal writer. She always wanted to publish a book, but finding a publishing company and the expenses associated with publishing got in the way….until now. I just got an email from Janet directing me to a site called CreateSpace—a self publishing site that allows aspiring authors to launch their literary works. There is no inventory to worry about; books are printed on demand and shipped. As far as distribution, there’s the opportunity to have your book distributed through Amazon.com and eStore channels. This is a collaborative model allowing authors to get advice on cover design and marketing. Pretty cool! And by the way, Janet’s book, Shake the Middle Tree, is a great read and now available to the world! Happy reading, and start working on that best-seller you’ve always wanted to write.