Should I publish my book with a traditional publishing company or self publishing company?

I want to publish my book and make a lot of money but I’m not sure which one to choose. I am thinking about publishing my book with Trafford or Universe. I’m afraid if I self publish it I will not make money at all. You need a literacy agent if you want to publish your book with a traditional publisher.

Few inexperienced authors make a lot of money regardless of how they publish.

While most don’t make a lot of money with traditional publishing, it’s more likely you will make a notable income there than with self publishing.

Many here state one can’t make money or will loose money with self-publishing. That’s simply not true. I’ve made some and know others who made more than me. Books such as "A Time to Kill", "The Celestine Prophecy", "The Elements of Style" and "What Color is Your Parachute?" are proof that on rare occasion, introducing a book as a self published book can be very lucrative for the author.

It’s also untrue that self publishing needs to cost a lot of money. In fact, if you do the work yourself, it should cost very little. Even though my book was full color, my total cash investment was well under $100. (That’s because I did the publishing work myself instead of pay others to do it, which is in my mind what self publishing is all about.)

Overall, however, self publishing is unlikely to bring in any notable income and traditional publishing probably won’t make you rich either.