Author Solutions Signs First 13 Partners to Use DIY Publishing Platform
Dozens of Printers, Publishers, Organizations, and Online Communities Lining Up to
"Monetize Their Communities" with Flexible DIY Publishing Tool from Author Solutions.
Los Angeles (PRWEB) May 30, 2008 -- Author
Solutions (ASI), the world leader in the fastest-growing segment of book
publishing, has announced that 13 partners have signed agreements to implement ASI's
easy-to-use DIY publishing
platform to "monetize their communities." The first organizations to provide this
intuitive, economical publishing solution to their customers and members include:
- American Heroes
- Harlem Book Fair
- Writing Room/Publishing Room
- Gather Community Press
- LegWork Team Publishing
- MoonTown Café
- Pneuma Books
- The Next Big Writer
- The Remembering Site
"Our DIY publishing platform is a turnkey revenue producer for online communities,
printers, retailers, and publishers," said Kevin Weiss, Author Solutions president
and chief executive officer. "The platform has all of our publishing expertise 'baked
in.' It can be skinned with our partners' branding and we provide all necessary
IT and back-end support."
ASI, whose Author Services group has published more than 80,000 titles, also utilizes
its publishing experience and core competencies to help its DIY publishing partners
provide additional services. Marketing, publicity, and distribution are just a few
of the additional support services available.
Partners have expressed excitement about the opportunity this platform presents.
Scott Sorochak, CEO of BookCrossing.com said, "Our community thrives on sharing
literature of all genres, either in person with other members or by releasing books
'into the wild' for other readers to find and enjoy. With this partnership, we're
giving our community's authors the ability to release to the world a book they've
Lindsay Preston of theWritingRoom.com added, "We have chosen to work with Author
Solutions because they offer the most effective and proven publishing and marketing
solutions in the self-publishing industry. We are fortunate to have been able to
partner with such a wonderful organization in our efforts to bring the top-of-the-line
publishing services and opportunities to our members."
Another partner, Raymond Foster, is using the DIY publishing platform to establish
American Heroes Press. Foster explained why, "ASI provides the highest-quality production
and flexibility. Their production, distribution, and marketing expertise, combined
with American Heroes Press talent, has enabled us to create a strong contender for
the American reader's attention."
Both Preston and Foster will be attending Book Expo America and available for interviews
at the ASI booth. Max Rodriguez, president and founder of the Harlem Book Fair (HBF)
and HBF books, will also be at BEA and is using the DIY platform to give new voices
a chance to be heard. Rodriguez elaborated, "DIY publishing represents the perfect
marriage of the delivery of printed information and technology, accurately synced
to an ever-quickening reader demand. DIY leapfrogs traditional publishing, giving
authors control of content and delivery, and particular to the African-American
author, an immediate access to an always voracious and profitable reader market.
The HBF imprints, together with Author Solutions' leading print and delivery technologies,
will provide an almost sudden appearance of formerly unheard voices. We are excited
by the possibilities."
"The demand for the DIY publishing platform has been brisk," according to Scott
Walters, director of business development for ASI. "We've got the experience and
capabilities to tailor our DIY platform and publishing services to fit the needs
of any kind of organization."
To speak with an Author Solutions representative about monetizing your community
with the ASI DIY publishing technology, visit booth 4437 at Book Expo America, May
30 - June 1, or contact Scott Walters at 877.655.1722 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Author Solutions, Inc.
Author Solutions, Inc., (ASI) (www.authorsolutions.com) which is owned by Bertram Capital,
is the world leader in the fastest-growing segment of publishing. ASI's Author Services
brands, iUniverse, AuthorHouse, and Wordclay, have enabled authors to publish and
bring to market more than 80,000 titles. ASI's Publishing Services group offers
the most flexible DIY publishing tool in the industry. Supported by ASI's extensive
publishing expertise, the DIY publishing tool can be white-labeled for communities,
printers, retailers, and publishers, to monetize their communities.
ASI provides services around the globe through the AuthorHouse, AuthorHouse UK,
Wordclay, and iUniverse brands, from offices located in Bloomington, Ind.; Indianapolis;
Milton Keynes, England; New York City; and Shanghai, China.