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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  • The Battle of Algiers is a primer of sorts, the motion picture equivalent of an agitator's self-published pamphlet.
  • The subtitle of her self-published manifesto was The Truth.
  • His first self-published, semi-autobiographical novel, "The Homesteader," appeared in 1913.
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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  • The most endearing of the Book Fair were the 70-odd self-published authors with their books displayed on small tables, selling briskly.
  • Oh, by the way, I'm no longer a solely self-published critic.
  • Originally a top-selling, self-published artist, Warner wanted to leave his longtime base in Florida for his family farm in Michigan to enjoy a more peaceful life.



Example sentences
  • On the other hand, the efficient self-publisher has the advantage of total control.
  • And yesterday I had an email which shows what a self-publisher can do if only he or she has enough money.
  • Anyway, I'm the author of a futuristic sci-fi novel and have sold 1,938 copies already of just the manuscript as a self-publisher, but would still like to have the book published so even more people can read it.

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Syllabification: self-pub·lish

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