Rachelle Gardner of the Wordserve Literary Group has an interesting post relating to self-publishing versus traditional publishing. Her answer to the question above is basically “no,” self-publishing will not necessarily hurt your chances of getting published traditionally. I have to agree with her. Self-publishing used to have a negative stigma to it, but over the past couple of years, it has become much more commonplace, especially with the increase and popularity of e-books.
Good quality eBook publishers could be extremely beneficial if you are interested in distributing your work around the world.
What are your thoughts?