Self-Publishing a DIY Approach
Publication has changed from what once belonged to an elite group of experts, publishers, and agents to anyone can self-publish (this author included). The role of the agent to promote an author has diminished, while the author makes their own connections to the readers. Emphasis on self-publishing is not so much about making money as it is to create and preserve content that has value for someone.
Author/reader relationships have changed due to technology. Content Management Systems (CMS) have made it less complicated to publish. CMS allows the author to maintain content from a central interface while they organize, modify, and publish their information. Besides the more common WordPress CMS application, there are others available such as, Joomla, Drupal, ModX, and Concrete 5 to name a few.