The path you choose to get your book into readers’ hands will determine how long it takes. However, many of the entities involved will likely be the same or similar. One word of caution before you proceed: Always do your homework and make sure you know the person or entity you plan to do business with. Research their background, business practices, Yelp! ratings (if applicable); check out their past customers, and reach out to them for references if you can. Being shrewd and business-savvy is a very good thing in this instance.