In one of our previous articles, we had a look at the publication process, to be more specific, we looked at traditional publishing. There is however, another type of publication process— self publishing. Now, remember how the first step to traditional publishing is getting your work to a publisher? Well, in self-publishing, there is no involvement of an established publisher. When an author publishes a draft without going through such a publisher, the author controls the entire process and it is known as self-publishing. Whether it be books, e-books, magazines or articles for blogs, when published in this manner, the author has autonomy over sections like design, marketing, distribution and other areas.