A lot has changed in the past 20 years in terms of publishing a book. The barriers to entry have disappeared, digital publishing is on the rise and more authors are turning to self-publishing. If you are a self-published author or are think about going the self-publishing route, there are a few things you should know. In this post we will discuss 16 things authors need to know about self-publishing. If you keep these 16 things in mind you will be well on your way to a successful career as a self-published author.