Spending some time browsing self publishing blogs and lists indicates there are varying viewpoints regarding the topic. Most self publishers see it as a business and publish with the intent of profit. That is my motivation for every book I write or simply publish for someone else. As a one person business it’s critical that I handle every step as efficiently as possible and that’s why I use POD (print on demand) printing. I handle all my books using Createspace as a POD printer. I handle the writing and the publicity but Createspace handles the printing and the fulfillment of all my book orders leaving me free to do what I enjoy while still selling books.