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Author Solutions Overview

Bloomington, IN
1001 to 5000 employees
2004
Company - Private
Publishing
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Author Solutions is 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 ... Read more

Author Solutions – Why Work For Us?


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The leading supported self-publishing company in the world

At Author Solutions, we have helped more than have helped more than 200,000 authors self-publish, promote and bring to market more than 250,000 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 publishing 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.

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.

Author Solutions Reviews

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    I have been working at Author Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very employee-centric company. I've been with ASI for 3+ years and the job is great. I was hesitant at first as this was a different side of publishing for me, but I'm glad I took the opportunity! Tremendous management from the top down. Nikki Osbun, Rich VanLue and others have helped mold me to the success I desire. And in turn I am happy to serve an industry leader!
    -flexible hours
    -great compensation
    -fun environment
    -if you like excitement and are personally driven to success, this is an amazing place.
    -plenty of room and encouragement to grow and succeed

    Cons

    -Not the place to be if you don't hold yourself to a high standard and are not focused on providing the best service
    -Occasionally being customer facing can wear on you - so you need to be able to refresh yourself

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Author Solutions Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Author Solutions (Bloomington, IN).

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    Straightforward one on one interview with manager. The questions were reasonable, no trick questions or gotcha questions. Overall friendly and conversational. Good portion of it was spent listening to more info about the company which was easy. This is completely dependent on the specific job and the interviewer though.

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