Tarcher/Penguin Acquires Title from Author Solutions Imprint
May 21, 2013

Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI), the world leader in indie book publishing, announced today that “The Procrastinator’s Digest,” by Timothy A. Pychal, Ph.D., which he self-published with Xlibris, has been acquired by Tarcher, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA).  “Tarcher/Penguin is excited to sign up one of Author Solutions’ success stories and bring it  to an even wider audience,” said Joel Fotinos, vice president and publisher, Tarcher/Penguin.

Stirrings from the Old and New Publishing Scene out West
December 19, 2012

For 36 years, an undaunted Irwin Zucker, himself a public relations professional, has been hosting bi-monthly meetings of the Book Publicists of Southern California, bringing together at each event a hundred or so published authors and authors on the way: to share ideas, display their works, and to learn how to sell more books.

As with IBPA -- which started a few years later as the Publishing Association of Southern California (PASCAL), with then former PW Publisher Dick Bye as President and Jan Nathan as Executive director. It then became PMA and is now IBPA, a 3,000-member strong national organization -- Zucker reveled in the trenches of book publishing outside the mainstream channels. He brought enthusiasm, hope and know-how to equip authors with the tools to work around barriers to entry and, eventually, if they found a strong enough audience, to find their way into the mainstream; or, more often, to stay independent and pocket the proceeds and the glory on their own.

Simon & Schuster and Author Solutions to Launch Archway Publishing
November 27, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Nov. 27, 2012 –Simon & Schuster, Inc., and Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI) today announced the launch of Archway Publishing, a new self-publishing service with a focus on fiction, non- fiction, business and children’s categories. “Through Archway Publishing, Simon & Schuster is pleased to be part of the rapidly expanding self-publishing segment of our industry,” said Carolyn Reidy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Simon & Schuster. “Self-publishing has become a viable and popular route to publication for many authors, and increasingly a source of content for traditional publishers, including Simon & Schuster. We’re excited that we’ll be able to help more authors find their own path to publication and at the same time create a more direct connection to those self-published authors ready to make the leap to traditional publishing.”

University of Arizona Study analyzes the wide world of self-publishing
July 1, 2012

“Self-publishing not only is changing the traditional publishing industry and the relationship between authors and editors, but also the ways readers are connecting with books.”

So say the results of a multi-year study lead by a research team at the University of Arizona’s School of Information Resources and Library Science (SIRLS).

Author Solutions Publishes 100,000th E-Book
May 23, 2012

Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI), the world leader in indie-book publishing, announced the release of its 100,000th e-book, "Arise, O Phoenix," marking a major milestone for the company and indie authors worldwide.

"In late 2009, we launched an initiative to become the world's largest publisher of original digital content. With our latest milestone, we're on pace to achieve our goal by the end of 2012," said Kevin Weiss, president and CEO of Author Solutions, Inc. "As the market leader, we've accelerated our pace by offering authors the right mix of print and digital services with access to the marketing and distribution they need to promote their works."

Hollywood Execs Finding New Sources for Ideas in Self-Published Books
January 25, 2012

Author Solutions, Inc., 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.

iUniverse Self-Publishing Partnership Debuts First Books
November 11, 2011

(PRESS RELEASE) Bloomington, IN (PRWEB)—iUniverse, the leading indie-book publisher providing affordable publishing, editorial and marketing services for authors across all genres, today announced Open Book Editions (OBE)—its partnership with Berrett-Koehler Publishers (BK)—has released two exciting new books: “Just Call Me Dean,” a memoir, and “The Sergeant Major Syndrome,” a professional guidebook. Both books are now…

50 Top Women in Book Publishing
May 1, 2009

From multimillion-dollar acquisitions to multimillion-dollar best-sellers, powerful women stand at every pivotal, decision-making point in the book publishing process. Book Business’ first annual “50 Top Women in Book Publishing” feature recognizes and honors some of these industry leaders who affect and transform how publishing companies do business, and what—and how—consumers read.

Marketing Interview: The Move Toward Fluid Content
August 1, 2008

The Web is an ever-changing animal. Keeping that in mind, the most successful online marketing executives must think in the future tense: coming up with inventive, original ideas to help publishers stay ahead of the game. Jeff Yamaguchi, associate director of online marketing for Random House Inc. division The Doubleday Publishing Group, is one such innovator, and he fills us in on a little secret—that the future tense is not enough. In June, Yamaguchi launched Doubleday’s newly revamped Web site, which uses a WordPress platform to simulate the look and usability of a blog while maintaining Doubleday’s integrity and standards as a