Even though it’s early to talk about publishing (seeing I’m far from having a finished MS) I think the only available path for me is self-publishing (since I’m from Serbia). That is why I’m so glad that a choice like this exists. Because even people who live in the middle of nowhere (from a publisher’s PoV) can stand up and be heard by thousands of readers.
I imagine I would have to be as successful as Amanda Hocking or John Locke to get a traditional offer. And if I am able reach such a level, I don’t think I’ll be in need of the deal. 😛