With that being said, if you are looking to publish the traditional or the self-published way, there are things to consider before you take the leap. These include how much creative control you are willing to give up, how much you are willing to spend, how much marketing help you are looking for, the type of print distribution in bookstores you are looking for, etc.
This article does a great job at diving into the pros and cons of the publishing world. So, please read carefully to determine which publishing route is right for you. Also, there’s nothing wrong with using a hybrid approach if that works best for you!