Hi there guys, recently io9 put up an article from a very successful publisher that said she only needed to self-publish now. It was rightly poo-pooed in the comments section, as she already had a large following and therefore could make it on her name alone...

What do you guys think for someone like, oh, I don't know - me?

I'm nobody, I have no record in publishing, but I have 6 chapters written of a Sci-Fi mystery novel. Should I go the self-publish route or should I look for a literary agent, or should I submit it to a publisher myself?

I'd love to hear your opinions. Also, if you could recommend any agents who would be interested, I'm all (or at least partially composed of) ears.