As some of you may know, there are two roads to publishing your writing: traditional publishing and self-publishing.
Traditional publishing means a publishing house produces and markets your book while giving you a portion of the sales profit.
Self-publishing is when the author, in addition to writing the book and sometimes illustrating (like yours truly), does all of the work and investing that a publishing house would do.
This is a slide show I made featuring pictures of famous authors who at some point in their careers self-published their work. See how many you can name. I'll post the list below, but it's out of order so you can't cheat too much!
Thanks to www.parapublishing.com and www.bookmarket.com for the info!
The following famous authors self-published their work:
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Edgar Allen Poe
Henry David Thoreau
William E.B. DuBois
Robert James Waller
George Bernard Shaw
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Alfred Lord Tennyson