I'm not a person who thinks self publishing is a bad idea. I think it could possibly open doors for some really good authors to be discovered. One of my fave books was a self published book that I read over ten years ago called Love and Pain. But is self publishing for me? No. Here's why.
I'm a horrible editor. I can read my own work ten times and every time, I'll find a mistake. I correct them and send the chapter to my cp's and they find more mistakes.
I don't have the time. I work from eight to five, five days a week. Sometimes, the commute from work to home can take an hour and a half. I like to unwind and spend time with hubby. If I self published, it would take way to much of my time. Not only would I have to wirte the story, edit, format it, design or choose a cover, but I'd have to sell it too. I'd rather spend my spare time writing.
I'm not computer savvy. Sure I can check my e-mail, blog, and blab on the social networks. But uploading to kindle or doing a cover? Thinking about it gives me a headache.
I haven't paid my dues. Let's face it. Some of the self pubbed workout there is bad. I think this may be because some authors don't want to take the time to learn their craft. They want to be published and they want it now. I haven't been seriously writing for very long. Just a few years. But there is so much I still have to learn. So, right now, self publishing is not for me.