I was just curious about the process at Amazon for publishing books for independent authors. For those of you who have books available at Amazon without going through a publishing house/agent/etc., and are selling the books for money (vs. free), how does that work? How easy was it? What was the timeline between submitting your work and having it up for sale? I'd really like to hear from your point of view about what it's like, traditional publishing always seemed like such a mysterious and almost random thing. Kind of like getting a part in a movie, where talent has less to do with it than who you know or who've ya done. I wonder how much the ebook publishing versus reading will be the source of true change in how we read/buy books.