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Getting ready to publish my book, I've spent a lot of time at my local library seek out resources that can guide me through this path.  Here are my favourite resources so far:

Self-publishing in Canada: a complete guide to designing, printing and selling your book / Suzanne Anderson.

My favourite resource so far.  This book is amazing.  It shows you how to make a self-published book that doesn't look self-published.  

The business of being a writer / Jane Friedman.

Not about self-publishing, but an excellent book about the business aspect of writing.  If you want to be a published writer (self or traditional publishing), then this is an excellent grounding in the business (and it is a business) aspects of writing.

The Global Indie Author 3rd edition by M. A. Demers

A great resource with how to do every little thing.  I haven't read it cover to cover, but every time I'm stuck on an aspect, I flip through to the table of content and there's always an answer there.

3 Penny Publishing

Great website.  Probably the only website about self-publishing that I've found useful and not trying to scam me.  
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I used BLURB to self publish a book for my mother.  

For a first timer with absolutely no experience I was happy with the results.  We ended up with a quality product and BLURB allows for total inexperience mode where it guides you every step of the way - to very experienced where you can set up, change, organize however you want.

Expensive product, yes. That is the downside.  However, if I decide to do it again I will use BLURB.  I am thinking about making a catalog of my art.  

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