Hollywood Execs Finding New Sources for Ideas in Self-Published Books
(Press Release) Bloomington, IND, January 24, 2012—Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI), the world leader in indie book publishing, announced it is offering a resource for entertainment industry leaders to quickly and effectively find, source and vet new content for film and TV development consideration. The ASI Hollywood Database is a first-of-its-kind online service that organizes the themes and ideas from books self-published through ASI imprints into a searchable database easily navigated by qualified entertainment professionals.
The ASI Hollywood Database offers entertainment execs a vast new source of untapped content and ideas from ASI’s expansive network of self-published authors. To have a book listed in the database, authors simply purchase any of ASI’s Book-to-Screen services, including: coverage, treatment, screenplay adaptation or book trailer based on their work. Once uploaded, content is easily accessible to users and organized in a searchable library, which is categorized by keywords and genre and includes a logline description written in a style familiar to entertainment industry insiders.
“The ASI Hollywood Database is one of the many ways Author Solutions is helping to tear down the barriers between self-published authors and the entertainment industry,” said Marcus Chait, ASI’s director of film and new media. “It gives self-published authors a real shot of getting their books considered for development as a movie or TV show, and execs now have a way to quickly search and review a whole new library of untouched content. It’s an invaluable resource for both parties.”
Access to the ASI Hollywood Database is available exclusively to entertainment industry professionals including representatives from film studios, production companies, talent agencies and management companies, and independent financiers and screenwriters. Content listings are currently only available to authors who have self-published their book(s) through any of ASI’s leading self-publishing imprints, which include: AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Abbott Press, WestBow Press, Inspiring Voices, Balboa Press, Xlibris, Trafford Publishing and Palibrio.
About Author Solutions, Inc.
Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI) is owned by Bertram Capital and is the world leader in indie book publishing. ASI’s leading self-publishing imprints—AuthorHouse, AuthorHouse UK, iUniverse, Palibrio, Trafford Publishing and Xlibris—have helped more than 100,000 authors self-publish, promote and bring to market more than 170,000 new titles. Through strategic alliances with leading trade publishers, ASI is making it possible to develop new literary talent efficiently and provide authors with a platform for bringing their books to market. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, ASI’s global reach includes imprints developed specifically for authors in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.