I've spent a week learning about self publishing, and reached the point where I am ready to try a short story as a test. So I formatted one of my favorites, "Coercion," and put it on Amazon Kindle's Direct Publishing store for .99.
Now I need to put a sample on this site, and a link to the Kindle store so folks can find the story and download it. There's a lot to learn in this self pubbing, and I don't believe the authors that say it gives them more time to write than working with a traditional print publisher.
But it does give you more control, and more freedom. And that's pretty cool.