Right now my plan is to find the first run of my book myself, just a small run and nothing that would financially cripple me forever if I don't make the money back. My reasons break down to wanting to have copies on hand to give, to see if I can get some indie bookstores to carry copies on commission (Powell's is not too far, and that place is hopping with people who love indies), and I dislike how little of a cut writers get if they purely POD. Printing 100 copies works out to a much lower price per book than someone ordering a copy and then that one copy being printed and shipped. I guess it helps that I've got people in several countries begging to buy copies early.
Anyway I'm not sure how I'd go about listing to sell on Amazon and such. I've never listed anything there at all, so don't know how to do that. Any input? Do they only count ranks if you POD?
With talking to indie bookstores, any tips on that?
Any other advice?