Koltay, Tibor - Some non-Technical Issues of self- Publishing

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Some non-Technical Issues of self- Publishing

Authors: Koltay, Tibor

From among the varied non-technical issues, related to self- publishing, the history ofsubscription-based book publishing is addressed first, followed by a discussion of selfpublishing’slegitimacy, then by an examination of self-publishing authors’ roles andresponsibilities. Subsequently, some processes of self- publishing are described, its relationshipto independent editors discussed. Self-publishing is also explored through the eyes of thelibraries and librarians. Some of the related issues, including motives for publishing selfpublishedtextbooks are dealt with. A short discussion directs attention to the possibility of selfpublishingresearch data. Last, self-publishing activities in Hungary are shortly presented.


Volume: Charting The Futures(s) of Digital Publishing
Section: Short Papers
Published on: April 18, 2020
Submitted on: April 18, 2020
Keywords: self-publishing,history,libraries,data publication,Hungary,[SHS.INFO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Library and information sciences


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