As a self-published writer, I have learned the most important attribute to have is perseverance. So if you want to write, and want to self-publish your writing, start working on your ability to persevere. I recently discovered that my latest book, Energy Healing for Pets, Wildlife & Sanctuary Animals, was not listed on the Book Depository website. My previous paperbacks had automatically been listed on it. I contacted Amazon, who said that it just happened like that sometimes. I contacted the Book Depository, who said to contact Gardners.com. I contacted Gardners, who said to contact Nielsen. I contacted Amazon again and listed the saga. A week later, no resolution. I contacted them again. This morning, lo and behold, they told me the unspecified problem was fixed. Yayyyy! So three weeks and five emails later, we have lift off! My point is, if you self-publish, you just have to expect delays and frustration. Hang in there. Keep writing. Keep publishing. Your soul will thank you. Blessings.