Great analysis of Yog’s Law, “Money must flow towards the writer,” from John Scalzi. In self publishing, he offers a corollary:
Here at Taledancer, we make sure the author maintains that control. We are a straight fee-for-service outfit, and never take any of your money once our job is done. We simply offer services necessary to a professionally self-published book that the author may not have the time or skill to do themselves.