Self Publishing vs. vanity publishing?
Well, this is not a short thing to answer! Pros of self-publishing: it might sometimes be cheaper, you are part of the entire process and your own boss. Cons: it is very, very time consuming. You need to build your own market. If you dont do it, no one else will. It could just fail and you would have invested time for nothing. Pros of vanity publisher: a lot less work. You can rely on professionals to promote your book, help you decide on layout synopsis etc. If you are a young author and are not yet well known, vanity publishing allows you to publish a first book regardless of that. Cons: It will cost you money. So really it all depends in what context you are publishing: are you already known, or is it your first book? Because then vanity publishing would make more sense. Do you have a particular publishing house in mind already? All these things need to be thought through carefully :)