This Is Why I Like Self-Publishing

Neha Yazmin
6 min readJan 17, 2022
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As a result of recent lockdown measures around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many started writing their first novel in 2020 and 2021 — or got around to tackling the one they began or planned years ago. Most writers are probably hoping to traditionally publish their debut, but many are looking to self-publish without even giving querying a go. I’ve been self-publishing since 2012, and have published five complete series, so I wouldn’t discourage anyone from becoming an indie author.

But I would say that it has to be the right fit for you. It’s not easy, especially if you want to do it well, and comes with many challenges. And also many rewards.

It’s an unfortunate misconception that writers that self-publish only do so because they got rejected by traditional publishing, or that they don’t think their writing is good enough for that industry. My friends and family hold that attitude and I suppose that makes me even more passionate about self-publishing and a lot more determined to succeed?

The truth is, self-publishing is often a good option for a lot of authors, due to various reasons. In the past decade, it was the best route for me.

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Neha Yazmin

Writer. Blogger (writing, publishing, life). Mum of 1. UCL Psychology graduate. Former investments professional. Published in The Startup.