Self-Publishing Author

Self-publishing is the publication of any book or other media by the author of the work, without the involvement of an established third-party publisher. 

A self-published physical book is said to be privately printed.


  • Amazon CreateSpace - Self Publishing and Free Distribution for Books, DVD, CD
    • Print On Demand (POD) - Amazon - Create, publish and distribute your book for free.
      • Keep control. Maintain complete creative control and own your copyright with our non-exclusive agreement.
      • Publish easily. Use free tools to build and publish your book.
      • Get to market fast. Have your work published and available in just a few days.
      • Distribute globally. Reach readers worldwide by making your book available on and Amazon’s European websites.
      • Earn high royalties. Set your list price and receive industry-leading royalties.
  • Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)
    • Independently publish to reach readers.
    • Get to market fast. 
      • Publishing takes less than 5 minutes and the book appears in Kindle stores worldwide within 24-48 hours.
    • Make money.
      • Earn royalty on sales to customers.
    • Keep control of your rights and set your own list prices. Make changes to your books at any time.
  • Gumroad - 'sell your work directly to your audience'
  • issuu - large digital publishing and discovery platform
  • Joomag - professional online digital publishing


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