Shortly after I finished writing my novels I looked into publishing them. But not very much. I joined a relative on a visit to the Book Expo America 2002. I talked to many publishers and discovered that only a few big ones were interested in publishing children's fantasy and those all required an agent. Not willing yet to work with an agent, I stopped my effort towards publishing.
(I made one small effort a few years later. I'm still amazed that children's fantasy is a specialty genre despite the popularity of certain a series and its many spin-offs.)
Since then I have been too busy to pursue publishing again. A few days ago I came across an article promoting self-publishing. Is it really only a few mouse clicks away?
Some day I'll have time to find out...