Hey there, I'm an ex-sapper and I'm just about to self-publish my first book and it has been one long hard slog with so many setbacks that I'm surprised that I didn't give up years ago. The truth is that unless you have a combat story you will not get support from an agent or publisher. Great books like 'Picking up the Brass' and 'Our Lad Ricky' are not seen as profit makers by the mainstream. [although Monday books did âpick upâ Picking up the brass] There is a lot of work and expense in self publishing your unique memoir, for example it has taken me a week of fecking around with Section Breaks in word to get the header right and I have to buy 10 ISBN numbers as a minimum. To line edit my manuscript would cost from Â£2800 - Â£800 depending on who you use. I'm posting this here to see if there are many of us out here with a story to tell. I'm looking at the feasibility of helping publish these small Military Memoirs using the new self-publishing industry and my experience in running through the mill. This is just a reccee, so let me know if you would be interested, if you have thought about writing your military memoir or have a manuscript but cannot get it accepted. If you have a combat story you'll have no problem getting it published. Email me or post here.