I want to start by saying that I am both a reader and an author when I began planning on writing a book to publish it I would never have thought that it was going to be so hard. The first issue that pops up was that none of the local publishing houses that I contacted wanted to publish me. In fact, I even showed them a book that I have written before that got so much bad feedback that I deleted the whole thing when I finished it. In my case, I had written and come up with a cover (that a friend did for me and for that I am very grateful). As a reader, the first thing that attracts me to book is a good looking cover and yes Amazon rejected my book cover twice! When it came to pricing my book Amazon made my price higher because or tax and fees I as an author have to pay for every book purchase.