Hi, I'm new here, so hi again. I've read a lot about self-publishign. But cant find the big differences between the traditional route and doing it yourself. If I have excellent cover design and my own budget for PR, what am I losing out on by not going the long haul option? As far as I can see, publishers have good editors, and are better with international promotion. And that seems to be it. Are there any other disadvantages for self-publishing, with a good PR budget? Many thanks And it's good to be a part of this forum. Turniphead.