July 15, 2008

Author Solutions Adds Another Ten Partners in June to Use DIY Publishing Platform

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Author Solutions (http://www.authorsolutions.com/), the world leader in the fastest-growing segment of book publishing (http://authorsolutions.com/author-services/index.asp), announced Monday that ten more partners chose to "monetize their communities" by signing agreements in June to implement ASI's easy-to-use DIY publishing platform.

   -- BookPubco   -- Griffyn, Inc.   -- Chances Press   -- Rainbow Authors   -- Alibris   -- Black Urban Books   -- WriteStuff Writers   -- SweptAway Books   -- Powerful Intentions   -- CinnamonTeal    

The ten agreements are in addition to the 13 inaugural partnerships announced in June during Book Expo America in Los Angeles.

"This is just the tip of the iceberg. We have dozens of organizations with whom we are currently finalizing agreements, and countless more with whom we've entered into preliminary talks. The groups are viewing this as a turnkey revenue producer," said Scott Walters, Author Solutions director of business development.

ASI's DIY publishing tool has the publishing knowledge gained from publishing 80,000 titles "baked into" the platform. Limited computer knowledge or skill is needed to make a book in minutes from a computer anytime, anywhere.

"Web 2.0 technologies that provide independent publishing options are no longer the industry's future -- it's today's reality," said Kevin Weiss, Author Solutions president and chief executive officer. "Authors want the ability to determine the direction of their works and the flexibility to publish a book on their terms, while organizations are seeking methods for producing revenues from their constituencies. The ASI DIY publishing platform is a practical solution for both needs."

To speak with an Author Solutions representative about monetizing your community through the use of ASI's DIY publishing technology, contact Scott Walters at 877-655-1722 or [email protected]

About Author Solutions, Inc.

Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI), 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, Inkubook, iUniverse and Wordclay brands, from offices located in Bloomington, Ind.; Indianapolis; Milton Keynes, England; and New York City.

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