I'm a member of a mastermind group of independent authors, and 2 of us have recently put our books through publishing and are available on Amazon, etc. The other 2 will be there soon. So between the 4 of us in my group, we've got the basics down pretty solid.
If you're thinking writing a book is difficult or something out of reach, let me just say that if you can email, you can probably write and publish your book.
The members of my group and I are in the process of forming a publishing company of our own to help people get their books published. We're still working out the details, as to what we'd charge for our time etc, and exactly what services we'd offer.
We have access to editors (either ourselves or people we've used), graphic artists, fine artists, ghost writers, and we've all started with a blank page and now have something to show for it!
I'll be the first to say that most of what I know now, you could figure out on your own. Its not rocket science (that would be my next book, by the way!) its just time consuming, and if you're just starting off, you don't even know the questions to ask!
Interested? Drop me a line at Carlin@carlincomm.com and we'll talk!