I'm new to this site, but joined up to gain some honest opinions about a project I've just started.
My general impression from chatting to a small pool of authors is that there is a pretty steep learning curve when it comes to publishing a book (a bit of a case of 'the more you know, the more you realise there is to know' ) so the basic idea is an educational site for writers looking to publish (independently or traditionally), with a comprehensive overview of the options and (ultimately) a database of service providers such as editors, designers, marketers etc to help authors connect with people that can provide genuine value to their work.
It would be great if people could let me know what they think, and what the most pressing problem are for first-time writers.
My work so far (done on evenings and weekends - so do be kind!) is available at http://www.scribis.com