Sure you can do it all yourself and go the road less travelled with a buck-knife and a compass but there are services out there that will help keep your knees and elbows from getting skinned.
There are so many different options for self-publishing today you should consider them all before making a decision. Think about all of the processes that are included in getting a book to print. Does that self-publishing house provide those services and then you can compare the costs.
Services that you might consider using could include:
Here are some benchmark prices for you to consider when thinking about how to get your book published. What is included in these packages vary widely but giving them a once over might give you some idea about what is involved and how much it might cost to get some professional help with publishing your “self-published” book.
If you are looking for a basic manual for Creating an Ebook you should check out “Lulu Complete eBook Creator Guide”
This should give you a good list to review and consider. Happy publishing!