I currently have one completed (but needing-to-be-updated) book on the Holy Spirit, another that could be rounded out and published on Proverbs, and a novel.
Decades ago, I tried (and failed) to get the novel published. Did not try terribly hard. I think I tried one or two on the Holy Spirit, and failed. One of my personal issues is that I'm fairly easily discouraged.
One publisher's representative actually invited me to send him some of my writing, which was thrilling; but that was well over a year ago, and he never got around to looking at it. He's a very busy man.
So there are more and more ways online of self-publishing, including ways that require no setup fee. And my mate down-under Craig recently noted that Amazon is now into self-publishing.
So here are my questions:
- Has anyone done it?
- If so, what did you think of it?
- (The big one): does self-publishing pretty well stigmatize you as lame, and ruin you forever as to the likelihood of being picked up by a "real" publisher?