When Does a Self-publisher Constitute a Publishing Company?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead editorial looks at our evolving publishing vocabulary. One of the questions raised is when does a self-publisher constitute a publishing company. So many self-publishers brand themselves as companies — for a variety of reasons, often to do with marketing — but if they just publish books written by themselves, does this qualify? Personally, I believe …

Our Evolving Publishing Vocabulary: Why Do We Use the Words We Do?

In Guest Contributors by Edward Nawotka

• The traditional vocabulary we’ve used to describe publishing is breaking down. We now have traditional publishers, digital first publishers, self-publishers, and quasi-professional vanity presses all vying for our attention. • When is it appropriate to use each term? What are the differences? Here, we at Publishing Perspectives will try to explain the words we use and why. Editorial by Edward Nawotka As …