So when you want to publish you have a few options one of the most popular is taking your work to a literary agent so that you can get someone in the business to get your words to the masses. In today;s era things are getting more and more difficult as more and more want to make their mark at the end of a pen. You can try sending your work to the publishers themselves except they may not be even looking what you want to publish so that may not even mail you back.
Self publishing is when you do the printing and advertising yourself. Please note that you will not have a company pushing it to the moon, but there are ways to build an audience especially with the advent of the nook or amazon e reader. If you have any comments about your experience with self publishing please leave a comment below.