In 2016, my second novel, Broken Angels, was published by a small publisher in California. A real publisher. I wouldn't have to self-publish again. I was over the moon. Unfortunately, my lunar orbit didn't last long. In 2018, I terminated the agreement for breech of contract. I hadn't been paid any royalties for eighteen months. I did eventually receive some of the money, but now I had an unpublished manuscript that nobody would touch because it had been previously published.
Back to self-publishing. I dusted it off, gave it a new cover and ISBN, and put it back out there. There were challenges. For example, all the great reviews I'd received on Amazon were attached to the old book that was no longer in print. Bummer.
My hope is that the three unpublished manuscripts that I'm sitting on will find success, and Broken Angels can ride their wake.