The results on my poll about self-publishing might surprise you

Last week on this blog I posed a question to find out if people thought that self-publishing was a viable option for getting published and getting a decent level of interest from readers. It turns out that most people responding to my poll don’t feel that self-publishing has the stigma that it once did and that maintaining creative control is an important benefit of self-publishing.

Poll Results

What would make you decide to self-publish your novel

Answer Votes Percent
The desire to maintain editorial and artistic control 40%  
The idea that self-published books are now as respected as traditionally published books 40%  
The desire to get the book published on a quicker timetable 20%  
Lack of interest from agents and/or publishers 0%