Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing

Sarah McMahon
4 min readNov 19, 2023

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A few weeks ago, I published a book of poetry called Dirt Girl (buy it here). It’s actually my third forray into the world of self-publishing (my previous two books are available on Amazon as well), and I’ve been asked a number of times why I decided to self-publish. My reasons are outlined below, but they all boil time to two reaons: time and…

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