Definition of self-publish in English:


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[with object]
1(Of a writer) publish (a piece of one’s work) independently and at one’s own expense: eighteen months ago, he was an unknown writer who self-published his book with a minuscule print run of 20
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  • He even collects and self-publishes some of these pieces.
  • But we're self-publishing, so there's no marketing team trying to force this out the door half-finished and full of bugs.
  • I'm getting asked a lot why I chose to self-publish.
1.1 (as adjective self-published) (Of a writer) having published their work independently and at their own expense: a self-published author
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  • "I want to build a platform for self-published authors where they realize that books can be sold and profits can be made without the assistance of mainstream publishers," Thompson explained.
  • Works by renowned writers of the Harlem Renaissance were shelved alongside little known, self-published authors.
  • I am a self-published author who has published three books.



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  • Selling your book through bookstores, whether major chains or independents, should certainly be a major part of any self-publisher's business plan.
  • Self-publishers and small, independent publishers are doing business!
  • On the other hand, the efficient self-publisher has the advantage of total control.

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