These days, not everyone starts off with a book deal. Some do, but that’s a rarity. What is more likely is for the writers of today to self-publish or have their works moderated online by like-minded communities or to write a blog online. Who says that isn’t getting published, though?
Self-publishing has emerged from the peripheries of the publishing industry to become one of the primary contenders in mainstream publishing. According to research released by American marketing research company, Bowker, self publishing has seen triple digit growth in five years.