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 […]

I did not have publishing relations with that self-publishing provider

It is hard not to see today’s press release by Simon & Schuster UK as a direct and aggressive reaction to the wave of negative publicity surrounding last week’s launch of self-publishing imprint Archway Publishing, which will be run by Author Solutions, the giant self-publishing solutions provider every author of a writing blog is suddenly queuing […]

Simon & Schuster Take The Self-Publishing Train – Mind The Step!

It was not the most lengthy press release today, but news that big six publisher Simon & Schuster has dipped its feet into the self-publishing arena with Author Solutions Inc. is significant only in relation to the fact that it has been in the pipeline for a while. The recent purchase of ASI by Pearson may have kept […]

Opinion: Pearson Acquisition of Author Solutions – Change, What Change?

There is certainly nothing out of place with today’s acquisition by Pearson – Penguin’s parent company – of the largest self-publishing service provider, Author Solutions (ASI). While the purchase of ASI might raise a few furrowed brows in the established publishing industry, the sale by ASI’s parent compant, Bertram Capital, has been on the back burner for […]

Breaking: Pearson Acquires Author Solutions Inc From Bertram Capital

The breaking news this afternoon – and probably this year on the self-publishing landscape – is the announced acquisition of the largest global self-publishing provider, Author Solutions Inc, by Pearson, who own the Penguin Publishing Group. This could well represent the sea-change in the publishing world we have been expecting for quite a while. I […]

HarperCollins Seal Purchase of Thomas Nelson For 2012

HarperCollins to Acquire Thomas Nelson | PW: “In a deal that will unite the country’s two largest religion book publishers, HarperCollins, parent company of Zondervan, has reached an agreement to acquire Thomas Nelson for an undisclosed price. HC expects to close the purchase before the end of the year. HC CEO Brian Murray said the […]

Thomas Nelson Acquires First Title From Self-Publishing Imprint WestBow Press

US publisher Thomas Nelson has finally acquired its first title from WestBow Press, the self-publishing imprint set up by the publisher in partnership with AuthorSolutions in 2009. Marcia Moston’s Call of a Coward is slated for publication in paperback next summer. Thomas Nelson made the announcement yesterday. “We were impressed by Marcia’s title from the […]

Abbott Press – Reviewed

Abbott Press is an imprint owned and run by Author Solutions Incorporated. Abbott Press was originally launched in January 2011 in a partnership between Writers’ Digest and Author Solutions. I made a brief mention of the newly formed partnership and press release here. Back then, the launch was greeted with a mixed reception much in the way WestBow […]

Thomas Nelson Announce First Acquisition From WestBow Press…or Do They?

Thomas Nelson has announced that it will publish its first title previously published through their self-publishing division, WestBow Press, whose services are run by Author Solutions. Thomas Nelson set up WestBow Press back in late 2009, citing one of the driving reasons was to discover new writing talent. Well, it has taken almost one and […]

Maverick House Follow Harlequin and Thomas Nelson with Book Republic Imprint

Irish publisher Maverick House look set to follow in the footsteps of US publishers Harlequin, Thomas Nelson and Hay House with the launch of what they describe as a ’boutique’ imprint, Book Republic. The new imprint will specialize in short print runs and limited editions for fiction and non fiction titles. While Maverick House will […]