End of the Year Brings Three More Acquisitions of Author Solutions Titles by Traditional Publishers

Latest Publishers to Pick Up Titles Include Penguin’s G.P. Putnam & Sons, Hay House and The Feminist Press

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We are delighted that authors are increasingly drawn towards supported self-publishing as a way of telling their stories, as well as increasing their discoverability by traditional publishers.

Bloomington, IN (PRWEB) December 18, 2013

Author Solutions, LLC, the world leader in supported self-publishing, announced recently that three titles self-published through its imprints have been acquired by traditional publishers. The latest successes conclude a year in which self-published authors continued to draw interest from a wide array of traditional publishers.

“We are delighted that authors are increasingly drawn towards supported self-publishing as a way of telling their stories, as well as increasing their discoverability by traditional publishers. It is always a pleasure to see new voices acquired by great publishing houses,” said Andrew Phillips, Author Solutions president and CEO.

On November 21, Penguin’s Putnam announced the acquisition of “My Mother’s Secret,” the debut work of J.L. Witterick, which she originally self-published through iUniverse. This historical novel is based on the heroics of a mother and daughter who harbored two Jewish families and a defecting Nazi soldier, during the Holocaust.

On December 2, Hay House revealed it had acquired the rights to “Embrace Your Magnificence: Get Out of Your Own Way and Live a Richer, Fuller and More Abundant Life,” the inaugural work of entrepreneur and speaker Fabienne Frederickson. Frederickson originally self-published her inspirational “message of courage and love to women everywhere” in July 2013 through Balboa Press, the self-publishing division of Hay House.

Finally, two days later, The Feminist Press—a literary nonprofit publisher—announced a deal with a trio of legal experts, Dina Bakst, Elizabeth Gedmark and Phoebe Taubman, to republish “Babygate: What You Really Need to Know about Pregnancy and Parenting in the American Workplace.” First released through iUniverse in April 2013, “Babygate” provides new parents with a step-by-step guide to navigating the challenges of returning to work after the birth of a child.

For more information on supported self-publishing services provided by Author Solutions imprints, please visit authorsolutions.com. For the latest self-publishing news, follow @authorsolutions on Twitter and Like us at http://www.facebook.com/AuthorSolutions.

About Author Solutions, LLC:

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 more than 170,000 authors self-publish, promote and bring to market more than 200,000 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, Indiana, Author Solutions’ global reach includes imprints developed specifically for authors in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Singapore and India. For more information, please visit authorsolutions.com. For the latest news, follow @authorsolutions on Twitter and “Like” us at facebook.com/AuthorSolutions.


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