Quote Originally Posted by RightHoJeeves View Post
I'm just saying for the majority of debut authors, access to bookshops doesn't necessarily mean anything.
This I'll have to dispute, I'm afraid. It doesn't necessarily mean success, but it almost certainly means better sales. If you're going to fail, fail with bigger numbers.

I also feel like a lot of this debate is about fiction, and OP is writing non-fiction, which AFAIK tends to do comparatively well when self-published.