Definition of self-publish in English:


transitive verb

[with object]
  • (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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I like her book a lot, I think it's self-published.’
    • ‘The artist had created about 80 of his self-published 'hobby' prints between 1955 and 1965.’
    • ‘"American Splendor" started in 1976 as a self-published autobiographical comic book that chronicled the author's living and working in Cleveland.’
    • ‘His self-published first edition attracted the attention of Dowling, which published an expanded version and is encouraging Goodman to begin work on a third edition.’
    • ‘I have a self-published book of poetry and short stories.’
    • ‘In 1998, he self-published the Official Catalog of the Graphic Works of Salvador Dali.’
    • ‘Over a ten-year period Micheaux wrote and self-published ten novels.’
    • ‘Gallant has dedicated an entire book to images of his montages and the techniques behind them, which he has self-published and financed.’
    • ‘Later he self-published his prints.’
    • ‘I'm getting asked a lot why I chose to self-publish.’
    • ‘Recent advances in publishing technology have allowed more artists to self-publish their own work.’
    • ‘He says once he decided to self-publish his biggest challenge was finding the right printer.’
    • ‘It would be far cheaper, she says, to self-publish.’
    • ‘But after she sent thirty query letters and got thirty rejections back, she decided to self-publish.’
    • ‘If you are going to self-publish, you will have to do the selling and promotion yourself.’
    • ‘But we're self-publishing, so there's no marketing team trying to force this out the door half-finished and full of bugs.’
    • ‘He even collects and self-publishes some of these pieces.’