It's an incredibly satisfying feeling to hold your first book in your hands. For a self-publisher, the process of getting from idea to print can be long, but with the right help, it doesn't need to be unnecessarily complex. To achieve the best possible results for your project, it's often best to assemble a team of writing evaluators.
Although you may be tempted to proceed without professional help in editing and proofreading, it's not worth it if you want the best book possible. Even if you are an excellent writer, it's nearly impossible to copyedit your own work, as you tend to read what you think you wrote, which causes you to overlook errors that are obvious to an experienced copyeditor.
Here is a checklist of the basic steps it takes to guide a self-publishing project from concept to book-in-hand.