I am a published author, and I don't think you should self-publish with-out a bit of proper direction. AMA
My name is Angela S. Stone. I am a published author with two different publishing companies, I'm working on a self-published series at the moment, not to mention 3 more full-length novels and a handful of short stories.
So ask me anything and I'll give you published author's perspective.
Edit: I have to run out for an hour or so! I will be back :)
EDIT #2: Yes I have horrible spelling and grammar skills. Partly because I'm on my phone and it Autocorrected me, but mostly because I have a severe learning disability called Dysgraphia http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dysgraphia I have an editor for a reason.
Edit #3: Here is my one and only promo comment about my books http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1f784i/i_am_a_published_author_and_i_dont_think_you/ca7q26f