In reply to by Open

Hi Open, 

Thanks for your feedback and for sharing your self-publishing story. I heard a number of people saying similar things about the differences between traditional publishing and regular. And most of the time even those who go down the traditional route still have to do all of their own marketing - the only difference is that it's slightly easier to get into bookstores and libraries if you have a publishing house behind you, but even then I've heard that the revenue from such things is nowhere near what comes from online. 

Another great thing is that all these things sell each other. So just by expressing yourself in one way, you attract people to other ways - people reading the book will be more likely to come to courses for example.

But ultimately as you say, the reason is self expression. For me it was the best feeling to see something that I'd created manifest in a physical way as well.

Much love