The decision to self-publish can be an extremely difficult one to make. Even though you manage to convince yourself that you will be able to work hard and dedicate a huge amount of time to the process, to be honest it is still scary. The thought that you’d be putting out a work you’ve created, without the help of a known publisher and at your own risk, can be very intimidating. The feeling of self-doubt and discouragement can easily engulf you in such situations and even cause you to give up your plans to self-publish. In such situations, reading about self-published authors who were once in your shoes can be inspiring. Here is a small list of authors, whose experiences and stories can help you through this difficult phase.