The news in the UK seems to suggest that bookshops are no longer going to sell self published titles. This is apparently due to too much unsuitable material getting through. I don’t know if it is just ebooks they are on about or paper copies, too but the big stores get all their books from the wholesalers anyway. It was only the independents who took copies across the counter. How will this affect partnership publishers,I wonder?
I was about to self publish my fourth book but maybe it isn’t a great idea, now.