Self-publishing in Slovenia

A few months after coming back from France, I hired someone to word process the whole of the story I had written on paper. Since then, I’ve been writing on a computer. When the whole of that first book was finished, I was faced with the problem of how to publish it. As the content was not arty enough, my application for a subsidy from the Ministry of Culture was rejected. Many publishers also rejected me, because according to them even the well established foreign writers were not selling well, let alone beginners. So my only option was to self-publish.
First I had to find a good proof reader. Then the Word file needed to be converted to PDF, but the guy who could do it was constantly busy. I was very impatient and lost many sleepless nights over this guy. It was because of him I later learnt how to use Adobe Designer and convert files from Word to PDF.