New Video from Author Solutions Focuses on the Moment When Authors See Their Books for the First Time

“Special Delivery: Holding Your Book for the First Time” Captures Authors’ Proudest Moments

Bloomington, IN (PRWEB) February 09, 2014

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.” The compilation of authors, sharing their personal stories about holding the first copies of their books, was released by Author Solutions in conjunction with the release of its 225,000th title.

Authors from several of Author Solutions’ supported self-publishing service providers are featured, including two authors whose self-published titles were acquired by major publishing houses in 2013—Fabienne Frederickson and J.L. Witterick.

Witterick’s Holocaust novel, “My Mother’s Secret,” was originally self-published through iUniverse and achieved bestseller status in Canada. Last November, Penguin imprint G.P. Putnam’s Sons announced it had acquired the book and was rereleasing it in ten countries.

Frederickson self-published her motivational title, “Embrace Your Magnificence,” through Balboa Press in July 2013. Hay House announced last December it was picking up Fredrickson’s debut work and rereleasing it in summer 2014. Frederickson’s self-taped footage of her and her young son, opening the package with the first copy of her book, serves as the backdrop throughout the compilation.

“This video captures the special, very personal stories of just a few of the 225,000 authors we’ve helped achieve the dream of publishing,” said Keith Ogorek, Author Solutions senior vice president of marketing, “We’re elated to know that every day, we help create moments like these for authors around the world.”

The video can be viewed on the Author Solutions website at

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About Author Solutions, LLC:
Author Solutions, LLC, is a Penguin Random House company and the world leader in supported self-publishing. Author Solutions’ leading supported 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, 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 For the latest news, follow @authorsolutions on Twitter and “Like” us at