any suggestions/opinions on creating and then publishing e-books
I believe Amazon has a section for doing just that.
There’s a software in Designrr.io website that can help you create e-book and can also help you market it. Check google for discount coupons. You can get the software for around $25-35 with coupon. Good luck. Al
Also, you can go to this website. https://www.help-starting-a-business.com There’s a lot of FREE and helpful information and blogs about starting different types of internet businesses.
Professional writer here–e-books are a tricky business. Most sell less than 100 copies. The trick is to know SEO and the Amazon algorithm. My personal favorite author on this subject is Gundi Gabrielle.