Author Solutions (ASI) has once again expanded its suite of partnerships in the self-publishing world. The below announcement is a partnership with...interestingly...Writers' Digest. Here is the official press release, but I may have more to say on this later in the week.
Strategic Partnership Provides Writers a Platform to Improve Their Craft and Get Published
NEW YORK CITY (Jan. 22, 2010) – Writer’s Digest, the oldest and most respected media company dedicated to the advancement of writers, announced today it is partnering with the leading self-publishing company, Author Solutions, Inc., (ASI), to launch Abbott Press—a self-publishing division. Named in honor of Richard K. Abbott, the legendary Writer’s Digest editor, Abbott Press is devoted to helping writers improve their work and realize their dreams of getting published.
“In keeping with the mission of Writer’s Digest, and in order to provide our consumers with the most complete information, inspiration, products and services to further their craft, we are proud to expand our portfolio to address a real desire of aspiring writers—to get published, be it by indie publishing or by traditional means,” said Sara Domville, president, F+W Media. “Fully supported by the trusted experts at Writer’s Digest, Abbott Press brings the same respectability, integrity, and commitment to editorial excellence as our Writer’s Digest brand, while maintaining a unique identity of its own, for the benefit of our authors.”
Through this strategic partnership, Author Solutions will manage Abbott Press on behalf of Writer’s Digest, taking responsibility for sales and publishing activities, while delivering a comprehensive array of publishing, marketing, and book-selling services, designed specifically for Abbott Press authors. The educational and editorial services provided to authors fall under the respected Writer’s Digest brand umbrella of Writer’s Digest Books, Writer’s Digest University, The Writer’s Digest Conference, and Writer’s Market.
“This is a landmark alliance, as Writer’s Digest has been the relied-upon source for support and education for writers for more than 90 years. Its entry into the self-publishing arena further exemplifies the sea change toward indie publishing which puts the control squarely with the author,” said Kevin Weiss, Author Solutions president and CEO.
To learn more about the publishing packages available through Abbott Press, visit http://www.abbottpress.com/ or call 866-697-5310.