Quote Originally Posted by Putputt View Post
This link has everything you need to know about Big 5 vs Big (non Big 5) Houses vs Small Presses vs Hybrid vs Indie. There are lots of different paths to publication. It doesn't necessarily have to boil down to Big 5 or SP. And you definitely do not need an audience to be trade published, unless you're writing non fiction.
Yes. I'd say about half of the self-published authors I know (with more than a passing Twitter acquaintance) are also trade-published, and were often trade-published first.