Advantages In the cutthroat publishing world it is a way in.
Disadvantages It is expensive, there is no denying that.
As some of you might know we are about to have our first novel published, as written about in another review. After that review I was asked for more information on the company responsible for publishing our masterpiece. The publishing world is a notoriously difficult world to gain a foothold in. It is your typical catch 22 situation; publishers don’t want to know if you are a first time or an inexperienced writer but you can’t gain experience and exposure if you can’t get a publisher. This is where the world of the self publisher comes into its own. This too is not without its difficulties ...