There are some key reasons to self-publish and the infographic below gives those reasons. MindStir Media book publishers offers several self-publishing “packages” which include services such as book design, printing, ebook conversion, distribution and more. Wikipedia defines self-publishing as “the publication of any book or other media by the author of the work, without the involvement of an established third-party publisher.” Here at we define book self-publishing as “a book that the author decides to publish without the help of a traditional book publisher, with or without the involvement of a publishing service provider such as a self-publishing company.” In other words,  you don’t have to be totally alone in self-publishing. It’s very common for self-published authors to outsource the printing and book design to a third-party company. We still consider this “self-publishing.”