You do realize that you don’t need to be self pubbed to be on Kindle right?
And you also don’t need to be with a big 6 to be published. Did you know that too?
Well if you didn’t, here are some publishing companies that are NOT affiliated with the big 6.
Black Zombie Publishing
Dark Side Publishing
Spencer Hill Press
And I’m sure there’s more I’m missing, but the thing is, 50% of people don’t care who published the book, they care that the book is good. Publishers are irrelevant.
And yes, some of these companies take unsolicited manuscripts, some of them are closed for submissions, some of them take only solicited manuscripts, etc. etc. Some of them get books into bookstores, some of them do POD, some of them do ebooks only, but all of them publish books, all of them get the books into the market, and all of them are there to help authors get their stories out there.
What more could you really ask for?