I see a lot of debate about the self publishing and the traditional way of using a publishing company. To me the way to do it is send it out to every one that may be interested and if you get no bites after a specific period of time then move on to the self publishing, am I missing something? I feel like there are so many people on one side or the other. Why can't you choose both in a sense? I feel like the increase of self publishing just allows for one extra chance after you have been rejected for the public to decide if they like it or not. Or if you are just not interested in the idea of traditional publishing, then here is another way. Thoughts that I may be missing?