Here's a wonderful blog entry by Chuck Sambuchino, that details his experience with the publishing, promoting, and publicity of his recent book. Excellent, invaluable information in that post (and, in his entire blog - link located to the right).
I'm saving his post in my "someday" file, in hopes that when (<--ha!) I get my book published, I'll already be well-informed about the process.
Just like I did before I got an agent (studying the process beforehand, reading up on blogs and articles about how to get an agent), I'm now moving on to the publication process, saturating myself with information -- what to expect and what not to expect.
I'm so grateful to those authors who share their publication experiences online. I really love the writing community that's so generous with their information. Maybe one day, too, I can become a part of that community and share my experiences, as well! (Here's hoping!)