Don't get too excited-- Amazon will let anyone upload just about anything. However, for better or for worse, I have self-published my first novel as a Kindle ebook (no DRM) called Hard Case. You can find it here (US store): Amazon.com: Hard Case eBook: John Hook: Kindle Store or here (UK store): https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0054DW2ZO The description is on that page. This is not literature, it is pulp fiction, of a fairly old fashioned kind: high adventure blending elements of SF and fantasy. While not relentlessly so, it has violence and occasional bad language, so might not be considered "family friendly." I think it is a fun and entertaining thriller. Oh, and if you don't or can't do Kindle, PM me, I have other formats, all without DRM. Now, before I have to report myself for spamming, my main point is not trying to sell the book here (there are no handhelds in the book) . It is to share this accomplishment with friends. For me, it is an accomplishment, regardless of the esteem which self-publishing does or doesn't earn. It was great fun doing it and a lot of work. Curiously, because of the setting (see description) I spent 6 months resisting writing it because I couldn't believe *that* was what my first novel was going to be about. However, it took hold of me, as did the characters. I have written documents most of my professional career and was even a full time freelance writer in the 70s, but I am not a professional novelist. I don't attend workshops or engage in other professional development opportunities for novelists. I don't have time, just as I don't have time to find an agent and publisher, or even find out if there is an agent who would have me. I have a long day job and this is what I do because I want to, when I have time. For me, the single tool that, more than anything, made this possible was my Alphasmart Neo 2. As far as I'm concerned, no greater drafting tool exists. I'm already at work on a second novel, having nothing to do with the first. Cheers! And thanks for indulging me.