Hey guys! Since seeing @Chele going down the self-publishing route (congrats!), I realised that my opinion of self-publishing has improved over the years. When I first started looking into getting published in 2003, self-publishing options that were available were more often scams or pay-upfront £1000+ avenues. Thankfully I never went down that route back then Since then the progress in electronic publishing and print-on-demand services like Blurb have made self-publishing a more readily available option, even for the writer or artist with a low budget. It has played on my mind for the past few months - would I go down the self-publishing route nowadays? I think that yes, I would, but not for all my series and standalone. No matter which way you do it, I know there's a lot of work for us when we then go on to promote between the actual bill-paying job, social life and working on the next story. Which led me to wonder if I would ever do some Sizael pieces as self-published. So I was wondering two things really that I want to discuss here The first is should I consider writing books set in Sizael's world (it's an original fantasy - I would avoid including the few bits and pieces submitted by other members into the world)? And the other - what are your thoughts on using both self-publishing and traditional publishing? Would you do both routes, and if so, would you use one pen-name for the self-published pieces that is different to your pen-name for those traditionally published?