Some people think that if they can just "get it out there," it'll help them find commercial publication, but for most writers, this really isn't true.
That's what I was trying to tell him, but I think he's just in it for the vanity aspect. He wrote it in a year and really wants to see it in print. I even told him I'd do all the leg work for him (finding an agent/publishing house) but he said he was doing this first. Oh well... Father knows best.

Thanks for the link. I'm heading over there now...