Hey everyone came across this searching about self publishing. Been writing all my life but just finished a children's picture book where I hired a professional artist for the illustrations and now I am ready to publish. I sent it off to a couple of publishers and had planned to send to more but I honestly don't have time to constantly keep up with all the hassles of finding the right fit. ( I am a farmer by trade, along with many other hats I wear)
I am considering self publishing. Looked at a few some with good ratings some not so much, also looking at Amazon. It all seems so confusing I don't mind putting some money upfront so someone else handles the process, but I am not rich by any means so want to make a wise choice.
Anyone have a good experience with self publishing? I'm not under the illusion that I'll make millions although I do think my book has a good message and could do well, I would be happy to get it published and make my money back.
I would appreciate any advise you all are willing to dish out! (posting links to other places in this forum that answers some of these questions would be helpful also.