Is the title of a blog post by writer Maya Reynolds. While there is a huge amount of hype about self-publishing, the simple fact is that it is easy to self-publish, but fiendishly hard to get the word out about your self-published book. Every seminar I attend speaks about the difficulty of getting publicity and distribution for a self-published book.
Again, I think there are legitimate reasons to self-publish. However, if you are thinking about it, please take the time to educate yourself. Don’t let your impatience justify forking over several thousand dollars. Having a physical copy of your book is the start, not the finish. Remember: Even with a website or a listing on Amazon, you still need to find a way to drive traffic to your book.