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Eric Penz, an Author Solutions, Pearson author
"My book launched; I did it at the Borders in Redmond; and was overwhelmed that there was a hundred and some books sold and you had standing room only there. A lot of it was friends and family. But, that was kind of an emotional event for me actually. I wasn’t expecting to be choked up."
Eric Penz Author of the novel Cryptid: The Lost Legacy of Lewis & Clark 

Recent Author Solutions Announcements


Author Solutions, LLC, a Penguin Random House company and the world leader in supported self-publishing services, announced at last weekend’s WonderCon Anaheim an alliance with the famous Golden Apple Comics to provide graphic novelists supported self-publishing and marketing services.

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Author Solutions, LLC, a Penguin Random House company and the world leader in supported self-publishing services, announced today the releases of its 225,000th title: We Reap What We Sow, by Anne Nordholm.

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Penguin Books Singapore announced Monday the Singapore launch of Partridge — a fast-growing brand powered by Author Solutions, LLC, the industry’s leading provider of supported self-publishing services

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Author Solutions, LLC, a Penguin Random House company and the world leader in supported self-publishing services, has released a new video titled “Special Delivery: Holding Your Book for the First Time.”

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In October 2012, the owners of Penguin and Random House announced the merger of the two publishing behemoths. The combined entity, called Penguin Random House, is by far the largest publisher in the world, controlling about a fourth of the market, with revenues of $4 billion in 2013 and 250 imprints.

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Author Solutions, LLC, the word leader in supported self-publishing, announced Thursday that seven titles have been selected as Kirkus Reviews' Best Indie Books of 2013.

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Keith Ogorek, Author Solutions senior vice president of marketing, will present two free webinars in January. Both will help authors get manuscripts off of their desk and into the hands of readers in 2014.

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Author Solutions, LLC, the world leader in supported self-publishing, will host more than 60 book signings at Miami Book Fair International, November 22–24 at the campus of Miami-Dade College in Miami, Florida.

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Author Solutions, LLC, a Penguin Random House company and the world leader in supported self-publishing, announced last week that Clifford Thompson, who self-published "Significantly Nothing" with iUniverse, has been awarded a 2013 Whiting Writers' Award.

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Author Solutions, LLC, a Penguin Random House company and the world leader in indie book publishing, announced Monday that Keith Ogorek, senior vice president of marketing, will join industry leaders on a panel title "The New Frontier of Self-Publishing," at the Writer's Digest Self-Publishing Conference Friday, September 27, at 2:40 p.m. PDT at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

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Author Solutions, LLC, a Penguin Random House company and the world leader in indie book publishing, announced Monday that Sergio de la Pava has been awarded the 2013 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for his novel, "A Naked Singularity," which he self-published with Xlibris in 2008.

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Author Solutions, LLC, a Penguin Random House company and the world leader in indie book publishing, announced Monday that Perigee/Prentice Hall Press—an imprint of Penguin Random House—has acquired AuthorHouse title "Brand Damage," a guide on personal branding, co-authored by Larry G. Linne and Patrick Sitkins.

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Author Solutions, LLC, a Penguin Random House company and the world leader in indie book publishing, announced Wednesday that Christian publisher Helping Hands Press has acquired AuthorHouse novel "Emma Jean Reborn," by Kathi Macias and Dr. Cupid R. Poe.

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Author Solutions, LLC, a Penguin Random House company and the world leader in indie book publishing, announced Wednesday that Plume—an imprint of Penguin Random House—has acquired and released the first two novels in a survivalist series penned by A. American. 

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Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI), the world leader in indie book publishing, announced today that "The Procrastinator's Digest," by Timothy A. Pychyl, Ph.D., which he self published with Xlibris, has been acquired by Tarcher, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA).

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Recent Author Solutions News Coverage

Nelson formed a strategic partnership with Author Solutions for the new venture, which Nelson and ASI co-manage. Author Solutions provides the full range of publishing functions, selling packages to authors with options for production, different levels of editing, marketing, and getting WestBow titles into distributors’ databases.

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Congratulations to iUniverse author Clifford Thompson for being named one of 10 winners of the 2013 Whiting Writers’ Awards. Thompson, who self-published "Signifying Nothing" through iUniverse, receives a $50,000 cash prize.

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Sergio De La Pava's 700-page novel, A Naked Singularity started out as a hidden gem, but has become an impressive critical success.

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A sprawling novel about a Manhattan public defence lawyer that was originally self-published by Xlibris after failing to impress mainstream publishers has scooped the $25,000 (£16,000) PEN/Robert W Bingham prize for debut fiction.

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Keith Orogek, senior vice president of corporate marketing, spoke on a panel discussing the affects of digital self-publishing on traditional publishers.

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Priscilla Becker would self-publish her work if she had the choice.

“Your work may be more accessible if you’re published by a major publishing house,” says Becker, a creative writing professor at Columbia and published poet. “But you don’t get paid anything.”

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Author Solutions, Inc. recently collaborated with publisher titans Simon & Schuster to create Archway Publishing, a self-publishing service for aspiring authors.

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