Getting published used to be a matter of Xeroxing 5-lb. copies of your manuscript, putting them in the mail and waiting. And waiting. Today there are other options—a bewildering array of them. I will help you pick your way through them. Should you consider self-publishing, and if you do, what should you know? What is hybrid publishing? What is legacy publishing? What is the most effective way to go about acquiring a commercial trade publisher? What should you watch for in a contract? How the publishing process unfolds and what you should be prepared for.