Self-published authors go it alone and publish a book without the help of a traditional publisher. A self-published author can pay for any service that a publisher typically might provide, such as editing or marketing, or they can do this work themselves.

The stigma of self-publishing has eroded over the past several years thanks to the Internet and electronic publishing. Electronic publishing makes it very easy for an author to publish his or her book as an ebook and sell digital copies of it. However, the ease of ebook publishing also means increased competition for authors due to increasing number of ebooks available. Our self-publishing section contains resources to help you learn more about self-publishing and book promotion.

Articles and Features
Read articles and interviews to help you learn more about self-publishing.

Kindle Direct Publishing How-to
Information about using Amazon's kdp self-publishing service.

Self-Publishing Companies
List of self-publishing service provides that can publisher your book or ebook.

Barnes & Noble Press
Information about Barnes & Noble's self-publishing service, which was formerly called Nook Press.

Book Promotion
Find articles, resources, services and tips to help you promote your books in our book promotion section.

Creating Book Covers
Find out more about book cover creation, including DIY methods.

Print Your Own Chapbook at Home
Learn how to print a chapbook using your computer and printer.

NetGalley for Self-Published Authors
Find out how authors can use NetGalley to get book reviews.

Learn how you can use ACX to have your book recorded as an audiobook.

Book Publishing
Learn more about book publishing and the steps involved.

SFWA to Allow Self-Published Authors to Join
A big change in the industry came with the SFWA allowed self-published authors to join.