Great tips for new authors, from BlueInk Review:
5 Things All Self-Published Authors Should be Sure of Before Pushing the Final Button
By BlueInk Guest Blogger Paul Goat Allen
It’s the moment of truth: that second before your fingertip hits that key on your keyboard — some call it “the final button” — that will make your work, for better or worse, available to the public. There really is no other feeling quite like it; it’s a heady mixture of exhilaration and soul-crushing terror.
Pushing that final button is a monumental moment — a life-changing moment for some — but before you do the deed, there are five things that you had better be sure of:
More here, including the dreaded "kis of deth": http://blueinkreview.com/blog/2013/07/5-things-all-self-published-authors-should-be-sure-of-before-pushing-the-final-button/