So much has happened since the advent of the computer regarding publishing, some of these changes are for the better and some not so.
I have published 30 books to date and my first book Liverpool: the first 1000 years in conjunction with Arabella McIntyre-Brown sold over 20,000 copies in 10 days and was a number one seller in Waterstones. The book was even cited in the House of Lords.
Many of these books were funded by commercial partnerships and many books I simply helped other people achieve their ambitions, starting with the idea, developing the idea and then putting the book together and finally printing in Barcelona my preferred printing destinations.
I can help or advise you.