Self-publishing continues to gain popularity. Authors now have the choice of submitting copies of their manuscript in hopes of having someone take an interest in it or taking things into their own hands. Self-publishing can be done by anyone but before deciding which route is best for you, consider some pros and cons of both.
If you choose to go with Self-publishing, my best piece of advice is to use an editor. You might have the novel of the century but if the basic sentence structure, grammar, spelling, and punctuation are sloppy, readers and peers aren’t going to take you seriously.