Passive Voice sent me to this awesome post by David Gaughran on self-publishing scams. It's a great read: If you're a newbie, it explains why you really, really, really don't need to spend a mint on production and distribution. (Short version: That's the easy part!) If you're an old hand, he suggests that you make information about production and distribution available on your blog or Web site. Obviously, I could not agree more. Don't be shy because you're no kind of tech whiz and your computer is ancient and your software is not really appropriate for the task and you don't really know what you're doing. Plenty of other people are in the exact same boat!
Gaughran links to this equally awesome post by David Burton, which contains all sorts of great links to a sold ton of information. Like, wow, that's a lot of information. I've read maybe a fraction of the stuff he lists, so if you read it all (and the vast majority is free), you'll be way more expert than I am!