One of the most exciting things I've done and the easiest way to get your work out there is to publish. This short book of poems could have been sold through many a different route, but since it's my first compiled public piece, I wanted to do two things: NOT sell the rights to Apple in the iBookstore (since it was put together using IBooks Author) and give Gumroad a chance to distribute it. The great thing about it is that once it's out there, it's out there. The feedback is out of your control, you have to listen, you have to adapt, you have to take in whatever is said and you have to break apart from the work in order to really look at it. Praiseworthy or WTF? doesn't matter. What matters is that you put your work out there, and you should be really proud of that.