Why self published vs finding a publisher?

I think both ways to go have their benefits and disadvantages, and are both entirely legitimate options. I had originally planned on spending all of 2011 pursuing traditional publishing. From what I’ve heard from other published authors, it can easily take at least this long to find a publisher interested in your story. But just a couple of months into the plan I discovered I was pregnant, and decided I didn’t want the continued stress of querying agents and publishers (waiting on their responses IS very stressful!), so I decided to go ahead and publish Memory’s Wake on my own before I was otherwise occupied :)

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