* This blog post was originally posted on my main blog earlier this year.
I've decided to go with self-publishing, at least for the first book. I've done extensive research on the subject and I think it's my best chance at getting my series read by people other than my friends and family. Literary agents are swamped with queries and I have yet to really crack mine. With this speed bump, it gives an agent very good reason not to read any actual pages. Besides, from what I've read, literary agents do not want to take a chance on a new author with a long fantasy series. They can't trust that you are worth the ink and paper. So, with those thoughts in mind, I've decided to just go ahead and publish the first one myself.
Research suggests CreateSpace is the best place for a first time self-publisher, so I've started looking into that. Once my funding comes through, I plan to have the book professionally edited and then hopefully things will really start moving.