Actually, no, I have never considered self-publishing. I understand that this is the way to go now, and if I were starting out I would certainly choose that route, (especially since most of the publishing houses that once existed have consolidated into, I don't know..five?) There are still a few old-fashioned publishers around, and for a variety of reasons I'd prefer to deal with them...for now. But one never knows. I'd need someone to take me by the hand and lead me through the process.