Yes, self-publishing is a legitimate way of writing a book. Writing and self-publishing go hand-in-hand, allowing authors to bring their work to readers independently. It involves the entire process—from creating the manuscript to publishing and distributing the book. While traditional publishing is one route, self-publishing offers creative control and accessibility. Many successful authors have chosen the self-publishing path, considering it a valid means of realizing their writing goals and connecting directly with audiences. So, indeed, self-publishing is a recognized and fulfilling way to write and share a book.
Getting started with self-publishing can be a bit difficult but doesn’t have to be.
After publishing 200+ books on Amazon and running 120 million Amazon ads, I discovered the secret to getting books self-published easily and selling.
The key is to break down the steps into easy-to-follow bite-sized chunks as I lay out in my free self-publishing secrets checklist.