Lulu Partner with Author Solutions to Offer Premium Marketing Services

It seems a week in the self-publishing world does not pass by without Author Solutions being in the news for the right or wrong reasons. Last week TIPM reported that US attorneys, Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart LLP, are currently investigating the practices of Author Solutions, the largest global provider of author services. This week, in something of a […]

US Law Firm Investigates Author Solutions For Class Action Suit | UPDATED

The office of US attorneys, Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart LLP, have been carrying out an investigation into practices of the publishing industry’s largest self-publishing service, Author Solutions Inc. based in Bloomington, Indiana. Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart LLP represent employees in employment and civil rights matters, consumers and small businesses in class actions, individuals […]

Honey, I Turned the Penguin into a Partridge!

Penguin Books continues its global expansion into the global self-publishing service sector in partnership with Author Solutions (ASI). Pearson, owners of Penguin Books, bought the giant self-publishing service provider last year for $116 million from Bertram Capital. Just recently Penguin Books revamped and relaunched its own self-publishing imprint, Book Country, courtesy of ASI’s technical development […]

Book Country, You’ve Been Book-Tango’d!

When Pearson bought ASI (Author Solutions), the self-publishing goliath and owner of multiple self-publishing imprints like AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris and Trafford, we had the usual gnashing of teeth and countless toys tossed from cots—none more so than from the self-publishing community. Savvy authors don’t like to see their fellow brethren, however naïve, fork out money […]

The Future of Publishing 2020: A Program For Publishers and Self-Publishers (Part 1)

During the last few months of 2012, there has been a great deal of discussion among authors, as well as the wider publishing media, about the role of self-publishing within the mainstream industry. While some have reported the successes of self-published authors like Colleen Hoover, Bella Andre, and Samantha Young during 2012—and the moves by […]

Best of 2012 TIPM: CreateSpace, Smashwords and Author Solutions Dominate Self-Publishing Market | Bowker

Repost 2012 … Bowker Press Release: [Editor’s Note:  Bowker annually release figures and reports like the one referred to in the press release below, however it should be noted that Bowker only rely on titles with an ISBN, and given that Amazon KDP lists over 200k self-published titles and Smashwords lists 60k titles for 2011 (against Bowker’s […]

Author Solutions Pull the Plug on Wordclay

Wordclay, the DIY self-publishing print-only service, is to close its doors for good on December 10th. In a communication to its authors, Wordclay, owned by ASI (Author Solutions), the self-publishing service giant which announced a partnership deal last week to run Archway Publishing for Simon & Schuster, cited the growth in ebooks as the reason for the […]