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Pearson Buys Author Solutions

2 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Last March, word went out that self-publishing giant Author Solutions Inc (owner of AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris, Trafford, WordClay, Palibrio, and several others, and contractor for the self-pub divisions of several major publishers) was looking for a buyer. Now it has one: Pearson, the parent company of Penguin Group. According to the official press release, Pearson is paying $116 million in cash for ASI (which, frankly, doesn't seem like all that much, given ASI's dominant position in the self-publishing services market).
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Victoria Strauss -- Author Solutions Buys Trafford Publishing

Arts / Writing : Writer Beware! (5 years ago)

Consolidation continues in the self-publishing sector: the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Author Solutions (which already owns AuthorHouse, iUniverse, and Xlibris) has acquired Trafford Publishing. As with its January 2009 ac... Read Post

BookTango: Author Solutions Rolls Out Ebook Distribution Services

Arts / Writing : Writer Beware! (3 years ago)

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Just introduced from self-publishing conglomerate Author Solutions (owner of the iUniverse, Xlibris, AuthorHouse, and Trafford brands, and the power behind the outsourced self-publishing ... Read Post

Democratization or Disinformation?

Arts / Writing : Writer Beware! (4 years ago)

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Per a recent press release posted online, Author Solutions--owner of a number of print-on-demand publishing services, including AuthorHouse, Xlibris, iUniverse, Trafford, WordClay, and Pa... Read Post


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