So did I ever get published by a real publisher? Yes. I have had articles published and I have had short stories published by Random House for . I have been paid for book reviews by a newspaper who actually employed me (yeah that one surprised me) and I have self-published three books, all of which have won awards. Will I ever pursue traditional publishing? If the Lord wills it I'm sure it will happen. Right now however, I am content to self-publish my own books because I enjoy the process. I like the creative aspect of it from finding the cover to formatting the inside. The only thing I don't like is the marketing aspect and from what I hear all authors, both self-published and traditionally published have to market their own books. There is no way around that. There are pros and cons to both ways of publication, but if you don't know what you are doing and if you don't want to wait years for your book to be published (which can and does happen with traditional publishing) you might consider self-publishing.
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