We all have seen how self-publishing has exploded like a shaken can of soda when opened. I never even heard of this growing up and was first made aware of it when I heard how John Grisham got his first novel out and into the hands of readers.
And now, they are in a league of their own. There are numerous groups/people/sites that offer to publish your book or print it for you. This is great if you are distributing it yourself or getting it online to Amazon or other sites.
But getting it into the stores is much harder. Looks like this may change. Here's a link to an article in "Digital Book World" that talks about how getting your self-published book into the store will be easier!
Digital Book World Article
For those of you who have written a full length novel before...have you queried agents/publishers or are you going straight to self-publishing? Another option: are you looking for a smaller publisher to help get your book out there?