Self-publishing

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Self-publishing is the publication of media by its author without the involvement of an established publisher.wikipedia
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Zine

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It can also apply to albums, pamphlets, brochures, video content, zines, or uploading images to a website.
A zine (short for magazine or fanzine) is a small-circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images, usually reproduced via photocopier.

Publishing

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Self-publishing is the publication of media by its author without the involvement of an established publisher.
Historically, publishing has been handled by publishers, with the history of self-publishing progressing slowly until the advent of computers brought us electronic publishing, which has been made evermore ubiquitous from the moment the world went online with the Internet.

Joy of Cooking

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In 1931 the author of The Joy of Cooking paid a local printing company to print 3000 copies; the Bobbs-Merrill Company acquired the rights, and since then the book has sold over 18 million copies.
It was published privately during 1931 by Irma S. Rombauer (1877-1962), a homemaker in St. Louis, Missouri, after her husband's suicide the previous year.

The Martian (Weir novel)

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Breakaway bestsellers such as Fifty Shades of Grey and The Martian were first self-published, helping to lend respectability to self-publishing in general.
It was originally self-published in 2011; Crown Publishing purchased the rights and re-released it in 2014.

Fifty Shades of Grey

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Breakaway bestsellers such as Fifty Shades of Grey and The Martian were first self-published, helping to lend respectability to self-publishing in general.
Originally self-published as an ebook and print-on-demand in June 2011, the publishing rights to the novel were acquired by Vintage Books in March 2012.

Author

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Self-publishing is the publication of media by its author without the involvement of an established publisher.
The more specific phrase published author refers to an author (especially but not necessarily of books) whose work has been independently accepted for publication by a reputable publisher, versus a self-publishing author or an unpublished one.

Lulu.com

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Lulu is an online print-on-demand, self-publishing and distribution platform.
Lulu Press, Inc., doing business as Lulu.com, is an online print-on-demand, self-publishing, and distribution platform.

Do it yourself

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The self-publishing movement can also be viewed as a part of the Do-it-yourself culture which "flourishes in environments of communitarian support."

Milo Yiannopoulos

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Self-publishing has attracted political provocateurs such as Milo Yiannopoulos who was able to publish his tome Dangerous on Amazon despite being dumped by traditional publisher Simon & Schuster as well as Breitbart after a video surfaced of him condoning pedophilia.
Yiannopoulos self-published the book Diabolical: How Pope Francis Has Betrayed Clerical Abuse Victims Like Me – and Why He Has to Go in 2018.

CreateSpace

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CreateSpace was Amazon's print-on-demand book publishing service.
On-Demand Publishing, LLC, doing business as CreateSpace, is a self-publishing service owned by Amazon.

The Shack

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The novel was self-published but became a USA Today bestseller, having sold 1 million copies as of June 8, 2008.

Polly Courtney

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Her early novels, Golden Handcuffs and Poles Apart, were self-published, based on her experiences as an investment banker and the story of a Polish migrant acquaintance.

List of self-publishing companies

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The following lists are of notable self-publishing companies, and some which provide assistance in self-publishing books, provide print on demand services as publishers, operate as vanity presses, or custom print merchandise and on products.

Amanda Hocking

In April 2010, she began self-publishing them as e-books.

Self Publish, Be Happy

Self Publish, Be Happy (SPBH) is an organisation founded by Bruno Ceschel in 2010 that aims to help aspiring photographers to self-publish their own books.

James Redfield

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When Redfield self-published his first novel in 1992 (Satori Publishing), the immediate interest from booksellers and readers made The Celestine Prophecy one of the most successful self-published books of all time.

Vanity press

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Up until two decades ago, self-publishing used to be described by the negative term vanity press, with the connotation that the only reason that a book was being printed was to satisfy the author's personal ego.
In a variant of Yog's law for self-publishing, author John Scalzi has proposed this alternate, to distinguish self-publishing from vanity publishing, "While in the process of self-publishing, money and rights are controlled by the writer."

Fan fiction

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A similar trend in Japan also began appearing around the 1960s and 1970s, where independently published manga and novels, known as dōjinshi, are frequently published by dōjin circles; many of these dōjinshi are based on existing manga, anime, and video game franchises.

The Celestine Prophecy

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Redfield originally self-published The Celestine Prophecy, selling 100,000 copies out of the trunk of his car before Warner Books agreed to publish it.

Samizdat

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Self-published and self-distributed literature has a long history in Russia.

Small press

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Small presses should not be confused with self-publishing presses (sometimes called "vanity presses").

Book

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In common parlance, the term usually refers to physical written media, such as books and magazines, or digital media, such as e-books and websites.

Magazine

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In common parlance, the term usually refers to physical written media, such as books and magazines, or digital media, such as e-books and websites.

E-book

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In common parlance, the term usually refers to physical written media, such as books and magazines, or digital media, such as e-books and websites.