Author Solutions, Inc. is the parent company of the self-publishing companies/imprints AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Trafford Publishing, Xlibris, Palibrio, and Booktango. Author Solutions also maintains self-publishing partnerships with traditional book publishers Simon & Schuster (Archway Publishing), Thomas Nelson (WestBow Press), Hay House (Balboa Press), and Guideposts (Inspiring Voices); as well as with Writer's Digest (Abbott Press).
Author Solutions is headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana.
Founded in 2007, Author Solutions reports publishing 190,000 titles written by 150,000 authors. In 2012, Pearson acquired Author Solutions from Bertram Capital Management for $116 million. In addition to its self-publishing imprints, Author Solutions operates the Author Learning Center, the stated purpose of which is to provide authors online education resources, access to industry expertise and an online community to connect with other writers. It also offers a suite of “book-to-screen” services intended to provide authors with Hollywood access.
... or even one copy at a time, in response to orders from the author or from retail customers ... Trafford's service is being used by authors from more than 100 countries ... Trafford's self-publishing service was sold to Author Solutions Inc ...
... On May 3, 2013, Penguin announced that on July 1 Andrew Phillips would be assuming the position of Author Solutions CEO, replacing longtime CEO Kevin Weiss who was leaving to take another position ... The press release stated that "Andrew Phillips has been with the Penguin Group for more than ten years, most recently as President of Penguin International based in Delhi ...
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