I'm currently in the process of deciding on going the traditional or self-publishing route with my manuscript. But I am unclear on one aspect. If a traditional publisher were to take on a book that is the first in a planned series, what happens if they for whatever reason don't want to publish book 2, such as if book 1 doesn't sell well (which of course is a very real possitibilty)? I've seen alot of different opinions on this, ranging from "that's not a problem" to "the publisher will never let you self-publish a book 2, so you might as well forget about the whole world you've created". I was hoping someone here had some insight on this, because this could esily be the deal-braker that makes me go with self-publishing. Also, I have a somewhat related question. Are there any genres that are perticularly good or bad for self-publishing? My own manuscript is a fantasy-novel, and it would be nice to know if fantasy-readers are a good market on self-publishing platforms or not.