This session will focus on the phenomenon of self-publishing and examine its place in today’s publishing environment in India. It will examine the causes for its popularity despite the fact that new publishing houses are emerging ever so rapidly, and how technology may have catalysed this popularity. The session will also exchange views on the so-called negative aspects of self-publishing: the fact that it is equated with vanity publishing and disdain among traditional publishers and retailers alike. The increasing appeal of self-publishing, especially to first time authors, the distribution issues related to self-published books and the genres that have benefitted from self-publishing will be among the issues discussed here.

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Going Solo: Examining Self-Publishing - Publishing Next