I've been doing some reading lately about self-publishing versus traditional or "legacy" publishing. I've come to the conclusion that self-publishing is the way to go. There are many reasons for this, including my need for control. However, I've discovered that traditional publishing is a scary, dangerous minefield. Before you take a step, please do your research. Below are some links I've found with very good info:
10 Reasons You Should Skip Traditional Publishers and Self-Publish Ebooks Instead
Hate Amazon? Well Read About What Random House Did to Me and My Family...
Sleeping with the Enemy: A Cautionary Tale
A Newbie's Guide to Publishing (several posts)