So far 20 people -- Latin American historians mostly -- have asked for and received copies of my 1982 essay "Liberty and People: The Political Thought of Simón Bolívar." Now that's what I consider effective self-publishing: it goes to those interested in reading it. If you want a copy, write me. Some people have had trouble opening the attachment (which is in Word), but another correspondent says she had no trouble after she first put it on her hard disk.