I'm interested in the current discussions around "authorpreneurs" and "hybrid" authors (I love the word "hybrid". Very science fiction). Can you really have the best of both worlds if you are/have been traditionally published and are also self (indie) publishing?
I've done both and I haven't decided yet. There are, like most things, pros and cons to each. Indie publishing is tremendously hard work and also gives me an insight into trad publishing that I didn't have before. It gives me a more balanced perspective, I think.
Many writers who have found success with the indie route are now snapping up trad deals, and the advantage of this is that although you will have less control, you will also have more time to actually write. There are only so many hours in the day and so much energy to use up creatively.
But the aspect of indie that I love most is the control over every aspect of the process. It's absorbing, fascinating and fun.
Read a great post here which explores the topic in detail: