Self - Publication Vs Traditional Publication

Sheikh Muhammad Ibraheem
2 min readJan 22, 2023


Self Publication

The process of publishing a book, manuscript, or other written work without the help of a traditional publisher is known as self-publication.Instead, it is the author’s responsibility to edit, format, and distribute the work, frequently using online distribution channels like Barnes & Noble Press or Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing.If an author can’t find a traditional publisher, self-publishing may be an excellent option.

who desire greater control over the process of publication and the dissemination of their work. Self-published works, however, might not get the same editorial and marketing support as officially published works, and they might be seen differently by consumers and business experts.

Traditional Publications

Traditional publishing is the process of publishing a book, manuscript, or other written work with the involvement of a traditional publisher. A traditional publisher is typically a company that specializes in the acquisition, editing, production, and distribution of written works. The publisher will typically invest in the work by editing, formatting, and promoting it, and the author will receive a royalty for each copy sold.

In the traditional publishing model, authors submit their work to publishers and literary agents, who then decide whether to accept the work for publication. If a publisher decides to accept the work, they will typically offer the author an advance against future royalties, and will invest in editing, formatting, and marketing the work. The publisher will then distribute the book to bookstores and online retailers.

Traditional publishing can be a good option for authors who want the support and resources of a publisher, including editing, formatting, and marketing, but it can be a longer and more competitive process to get a traditional publisher to accept a manuscript, and the royalties may be lower.