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



verb (used with or without object)

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.
Related formsself-pub·lished, adjectiveself-pub·lish·ing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for self-published

Contemporary Examples of self-published

Historical Examples of self-published

  • 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

    Spokeshave (AKA Old Fogy)