So I see we have this nice new section, and so far, there's nothing in it! I thought I might kick it off with some discussion on the various self-publishing platforms that are available. Who have you used? Did you like them? Were they easy to use (user friendly)? etc I think most people who have self-published will be familiar with Createspace (Amazon), Lulu, iUniverse and some of the online self-publishing platforms like Smashwords, Wattpad, fanfiction.net and fictionpress for example. LightningSource's "Ingramspark" have been developing an impressive platform in the last few years as well. I've used Lulu for print books (and a few ebooks), Smashwords and Wattpad. Lulu I find to be very user friendly. They work with common software programs and they seem to be a very practical company. What you expect is what you get with them. I only ever had one issue with their customer service being horrendously slow when I was helping a friend publish his book, but other than that they have been great. Smashwords is also very user friendly and they have a vast ebook distribution network: larger than any other that I've found so far. Wattpad is more than just a place online to post stories and books. It's also a forum and they run writing contests and all kinds of stuff over there. It's often a nice community but it's becoming very, very large! Does anybody have any feedback on other publishing platforms?