If Only Samizdat Writers Had the Internet!

You've seen the word samizdat. It's a compound of two Russian words: sam (self, by oneself) and izdat (abbreviation for izdatel'stvo, publishing house), so it means "self-­published."

Self-publishing has been around for a long time, even before the invention of the printing press, but only certain individuals could afford to do it. Today, most people think of self-publishing as a new feature of our open market society;...


is the executive editor of Salvo and Touchstone magazines.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #51, Winter 2019 Copyright © 2019 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo51/under-the-counter