Ha, ha. Yes, there are countless books and guides and online help about self-publishing. Amazon has their own self-publishing help also, although it is not great.
I did my Kindle books in Pages (word processor) on a Mac. It made it fairly easy (use page breaks to create chapters and styles to create the index.) I just exported to an ePub and uploaded that to Amazon. The hardest part were the covers. I am still not in love with my Humor and Stories covers (I think they look too much like kids books), so I may change them sometime.
I would be happy to buy that Adams fellow’s book.