This could be your self-published novel
Thanks to Frank Wilson for the link to this article about a self-publishing novelist who struck gold.
And while yours may be the next novel that makes it to the show, wishing won’t make it so. The odds are stacked against all novelists, but especially against self-published novelists. You can improve the odds by not making any mistakes in the way you approach the production and marketing of your book, but no one can guarantee your success. Remember that before you start cutting checks.