Many local authors are taking matters into their own hands by self-publishing their writing, and not working with a traditional publishing house.
"It really is becoming a trend," said Adam Veile, a local children's writer. "The process was more difficult than I imagined, but I realized if it's not hard, then I'm probably not doing it right."
Released Oct. 17, Veile's book "The Dreamcatcher Adventures: Greedy Jack Wallace," follows the adventures of a seventh-grader and the ghost of his rowdy Wild West ancestor.
Judy Wieberg, a counselor at Spring Grove Counseling and a local author, has self-published four books. When her first book, "Self Upgrade," was published in 1995, it wasn't printed on-demand.