Author Solutions

Author Solutions – Why Work For Us?


The leading supported self-publishing company in the world

At Author Solutions, we have helped more than 160,000 authors self-publish, promote, and bring to market more than 200,000 new titles and reach their publishing goals. Through our leading self-publishing imprints—AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Trafford and Xlibris, and through strategic alliances with leading trade publishers, such as Thomas Nelson and Hay House, we have helped lead an indie revolution in publishing. In addition to helping the dreams of aspiring authors come true in the US and Canada, we also offer self-publishing imprints in the UK, Spain, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

All the services an author would need

Our comprehensive suite services include everything from prepublication services, such as editing and illustrations, to publishing design and formatting, to marketing and publicity, to distribution in all print and digital formats. In fact, we currently have more than 130,000 titles available for all e-book readers.

Hollywood has noticed

Along with helping authors get their books into the hands of readers, we have also helped them get their work into the hands of Hollywood entertainment executives who are looking for new ideas for film and television. Our unique Book-to-Screen services and Book-to-Screen Pitchfest give authors unprecedented access to entertainment executives who want to find new material to adapt for the screen and stage. We have also created a one-of-a-kind database called the Author Solutions Hollywood Database, which can only be accessed by qualified entertainment executives who want to peruse our tagged content to find the next big idea for the big screen or television series.

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Book publishers, retailers and printers agree: we have all the services and support you need to launch an imprint

At Author Solutions, we have launched a number of groundbreaking self-publishing imprints with leading traditional publishers. With these strategic partnerships, we develop everything including the initial website design, products and services and the lead generation plan. In addition, we provide all sales, production, fulfillment and customer support. These imprints provide a unique opportunity for authors who want to make sure their book is being watched by a traditional publisher, but they also present an unmatched opportunity for the partner to discover new talent cost-efficiently.

By utilizing our proprietary ERP and CRM publishing platform, we are able to move into the market very quickly and offer the full range of prepublication, publishing, marketing and distribution services authors need.

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Author Solutions CEO Andrew Phillips
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    Very happy with Author Solutions!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN

    I have been working at Author Solutions full-time (more than an year)


    We have the best benefits with extremely low premiums eligible from your first day or employment. The environment is upbeat most of the time and most people are encouraging. We also have generous time off policies and holidays. Since coming to Author Solutions I've been given the opportunity to work in multiple functions within my department. I personally find that most of the managers allow a fairly generous work-life balance. If you're a good employee who is willing to work hard you will advance and grow and you will be given more opportunities and flexibility. The CEO is extremely down to earth and friendly. He takes pride in his relationships and perception by employees. The CEO is also making some much needed changes not only in business aspects but also in building, appearance and reputation.


    There are very few negatives to working at Author Solutions. In general I believe that comparative to the market a lot of positions are slightly underpaid, however, I believe this can be offset by the great benefits at such a low cost. I think there could be some additional employee appreciation type of perks/awards to help improve employee attitude and work ethic.

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    The best advice I could give to management is to be sure to focus on the employee work and not personal opinions of them. Work to encourage your employees or use constructive criticism versus using too much negativity. Also, work to prepare employees for advancement instead of focusing on how to keep them in one position for ease. Always be sure that your employees see only your positive opinions of the company and things that are happening as not to poison employee opinions or attitudes.

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Author Solutions Interviews

Updated Oct 16, 2014
Updated Oct 16, 2014

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    Marketing Specialist- Social Media and Public Relations Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Author Solutions.

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    The interview process was longer than expected. I initially had a phone interview, then I was called in for a in-person interview in the Indianapolis Office and then I was asked to go to Bloomington to interview at the Author Solutions headquarters. Other than the fact that the process was long, I have no complaints. I really enjoyed both interviews.

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Additional Info

Headquarters Bloomington, IN
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2004
Type Company - Private
Industry Media
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Author Solutions, LLC, is a Penguin Random House company and the world leader in supported self-publishing. Author Solutions’ leading self-publishing imprints—AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Palibrio, Trafford Publishing and Xlibris—have helped nearly 180,000 authors self-publish, promote and bring to market more than 225,000 new titles. Through strategic alliances with leading trade publishers, Author Solutions is making it possible to develop new literary talent efficiently and provide authors with a platform for bringing their books to market. Headquartered in Bloomington... More

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