The self-publishing of The Genetic Universe epitomized what is likely to happen when someone has good ideas in metaphysics but is not affiliated with any university and lacks pertinent knowledge about designing, editing, publishing, marketing, and selling a written work. In 2015, I wrote a short book that I believed was basically well written, and I self-published it. At that time, I saw no problem in not having discussed the work with anyone; I approached a number of individuals (professors and students) but had no luck in getting anyone’s attention, so I decided to post it online for a limited time as a free e-book. I found out that posting a book online at no charge is a bad idea if you intend to sell it later, since the book started to appear in places I did not want it to appear.
I was later informed that most readers would not understand my book, as English is not my first language. When I finally got editing help, I saw there was a large gap between what a publishing house does with a book of such magnitude, and the basic fixing of grammatical errors performed by hired editors. The second edition was the first edition offered for sale. The first edition was simply retired.
October, 2023, Update
The second edition (book and glossary) had poor sales and is no longer available for purchase, as I am working on a revised edition to be published in May 20, 2024. If you purchased the second edition in e-book or print and show me a copy of the receipt, I will gladly send you a free copy of the revised edition (e-book or print, book or glossary) soon after it is available.