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Breaking: Pearson Acquires Author Solutions Inc From Bertram Capital

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


Booktango Increase Royalty Program For New and Existing Authors

Author Solutions today announced an extended royalty offer for existing and new authors to its DIY e-book publishing platform, Booktango. The offer will continue for new authors signing up with Booktango until July 4th. From the press release: Authors Earn Maximum E-Book Royalties With Booktango Authors Who Publish by July 4, 2012 Using Booktango’s DIY


Bertram Capital Look For Author Solutions Buyer

Publishing services giant Author Solutions is reported this morning in PW to be looking for a new buyer. Currently Bertram Capital have a majority share in the company that owns iUniverse, Xlibris, Wordclay, AuthorHouse and Trafford, as well as operating a number of self-publishing imprints for traditional publishers. Writing in today’s PW, Jim Milliot suggests ASI


You’ve Been Tangoed! ASI Launch DIY Self-Publishing Platform

Author Solutions (ASI) is the collossus of the self-publishing industry, owning AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris and Trafford, as well as operating partnership self-publishing engines for publishers like Thomas Nelson and Harlequin. Today ASI launched Booktango, an online DIY ebook publishing platform. The application on the platform is free to authors and payment to authors is royalty-based. eBooks will be


Book Country – Old Country For New Authors?

Later this year something is going to happen in the publishing industry that many analysts and experts told us would never happen. As far back as 2009, when Thomas Nelson and Harlequin launched their self-publishing service imprints, the naysayers maintained the ‘big six’ publishers would hold firm and the self-publishing service bug would never reach


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


Berrett-Koehler Launch Self-Publishing Division with ASI

Berrett-Koehler Publishers – an independent US non-fiction publisher – has become the latest mainstream publisher to launch a self-publishing division powered by Author Solutions Inc. The new venture, Open Book Editions, is the latest in a growing list of self-publishing divisions run by Author Solutions on behalf of independent publishing houses. Publishing packages available from Open Book