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.
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