“Self-Publishing” Is Growing Up

By Geoff Hoff The history of publishing is a long and crooked one. People have written books for as long as people have written. Originally, to “publish” a book meant to have it hand-copied, and there were whole monastic orders that were dedicated to that craft. Each copy of the book was an original work of exquisite art. Since few could actually read, this seemed the way to do it. This is, of course, the ultimate “self-publishing.” Then people began carving plates in order to print the pages so that each copy looked like every other, and more copies could … Continue reading