12/19/2012 08:51 am ET Updated Feb 18, 2013

Self-Publishing: No Longer Just A Vanity Project : NPR

They used to call it the "vanity press," and the phrase itself spoke volumes. Self-published authors were considered not good enough to get a real publishing contract. They had to pay to see their book in print. But with the advent of e-books, self-publishing has exploded, and a handful of writers have had huge best-sellers.


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