I've been monitoring some of the chats at the Muse Online Writers' Conference. Some are very helpful; others are more geared toward beginners and covered things I already know. Some good information though, especially on the marketing end. I have been toying with the notion of self-publishing one of my books, but I think that may be a bit of a copout at this stage, as I have not aggressively tried to sell it in the usual manner. It has been very instructive, though, setting up the file, doing the book design, etc. I would recommend that to anyone just to get better acquainted with the mechanics of the process.