Self Publishing Is A Bad Idea
- Your work is not properly edited; therefore it reads like crap.
- It is not properly designed, especially as to cover art and layout; therefore it looks like crap, too.
- It will not be properly marketed, no matter how hard you try; therefore it sells like crap.
- You will pay for your writing to be printed, rather than getting paid for it.
A corollary: the fact that your work is rejected should tell you something, and that something is NOT that you've been unfairly excluded and discriminated against, but that you need to keep working on your writing and resubmit it over and over until you get accepted, fair and square, the old fashioned way.
And even though it's been shown many times, someone like this again comes along and loudly and proudly proclaims his/her self-published credits and how the big shot, fat cats in NYC publishing are quaking in their alligator-skin boots at the publishing "revolution" s/he is going to unleash on them! Then someone like this makes a laughingstock out of the person. The person finds the thread (or, more likely, is directed there by someone trying to stir up trouble), jumps in, and more hijinks ensue, including threats and counter-threats of legal action.