- published independently by the author: self-published books.
- having published one's own work independently: a self-published author.
Origin of self-published
First recorded in 1970–75
- to publish or issue (one's own book or other material) independent of an established publishing house: The poet plans to self-publish his next work and promote it himself.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for self-published
Since leaving the show, Swartzwelder has self-published comedy books.A 200-Hour ‘Simpsons’ Marathon? That’s Unpossible!
July 24, 2014
At age 14, she self-published a nonfiction book, “The Year of a Thousand Colors,” which documented her time spent living in India.Is Sex Assault a Crime in the Ivy League?
May 10, 2014
Today, there are no limits when it comes to explicit language and content in self-published erotica.Monster Porn Is the Latest Wrinkle in Self-Published Smut
January 14, 2014
But a wide-ranging survey released in May found that less than half of all self-published authors earned more than $500 last year.
But will the self-published Fifty Shades of Grey destroy it once and for all?
There has been a suggestion that this book may have been self-published; the style and layout are not necessarily consistent.'A Comedy of Errors' in Seven Acts
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