I have nothing against self publishing.
In fact . . . I think it's a lot of fun and it offers a lot of freedom. JC and I are truly enjoying putting Tales From the World Noble Dead Saga up for sale.
The Feral Path
Also, I do think it's good experience for all writers to "learn" how this process works and what methods are going to work best for each of us as individuals.
JC does all our covers, and he also handles the html coding, so we don't need to go through a service like Smashwords. If I was doing this on my own, I would definitely need to go through a service like Smashwords. But since I have JC on the team . . . all I need do is write more stories (smiles).