The wave of independent authors and self-publishers has opened up new questions that were not being asked in the days before desktop publishing.
One of these is whether or not the author should do his or her own typesetting. Given the fact that I make part of my living by charging other people to do their typesetting for them, it may surprise you that I say: By all means, under the right circumstances.
If you have no book budget and your message is time-bound for getting that book out right away, there are scarcely any other options. (more…)