Best if you can find an outside publisher who will promote the book, but that will be hard unless you first have a good agent. (It sounds like you have had some negative experiences along this line.) In all honesty, this sounds too esoteric for a qualified commercial agent to get involved with.
Self-publishing is a more direct route, will be quicker, and you will have complete control -- not necessarily the case with an outside publisher. But promotion is still the key. A few well-placed ads and reviews in relevant publications will be useful. And of course you have your own organization as a launch pad.
I agree with your assessment that the greatest barrier to conveying important paranormal information is not ignorant people in general, or dim-brained journalists, but conventional and closed-minded scientists.
Thanks for the input Rick.
I have settled on self-publishing via print on demand. We used Ingram's Lightning Source for a book we wrote for the Association TransCommunication as AA-EVP Publishing. We will revive that publisher name.
I have found a good copy editor and the book is in his hands now while I develop a proper name and cover. You are right that self-publishing is a lot of work, but once done, having the full control is a benefit.
We also have around 700 daily website visitors so I can develop a little internal publicity. It is not a popular press kind of work, so volume sales is not an expected outcome under any condition.
Perhaps on the market mid-summer.
WOW Tom, I love your table of contents. That's a very comprehensive book.
May I ask where you are located?
I would like to discuss some of the topics in your book with you.
Lee, sorry for the delay. We have been on the road and Internet communication has been spotty.
We are in Reno, NV. I maintain the ATransC Idea Exchange discussion board at http://atransc.org/forum/. That is a good place to discuss questions and ideas.