Author Solutions Announces Optioning of Xlibris Title Happy Hour Stories

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Las Vegas Book-to-Screen PitchFest 2014 Participant Reaches Option Agreement with Production Company Double Lenses Inc.

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Book-to-Screen PitchFest was one of the most rewarding, challenging, and amazing experiences, and I would recommend it to any author looking to expand their network and share their ideas.

Author Solutions, LLC, a Penguin Random House company and the world leader in supported self-publishing services, is proud to announce author Chelsea Ashe has finalized an option agreement on her book Happy Hour Stories (Xlibris, 2013, ISBN: 978-1483638447) with producers Sophia Dilley and Jessica Kardos of Double Lenses, Inc.

“We are thrilled to be working with Chelsea and think that Happy Hour Stories has a lot of potential in today’s marketplace,” said Double Lenses Inc. in a statement.

Ashe presented to the producers at the AS Las Vegas Book-to-Screen PitchFest in February 2014. “I am so excited and blessed to have this opportunity and cannot wait to see what the future holds for Happy Hour Stories and the option,” Ashe commented. “I am looking forward to working with Double Lenses, Inc. and want to thank them and Author Solutions so much for all of their help, exposure, and support throughout this process.”

Caroline Weiss, AS Director of Media Services, who oversees the Book-to-Screen PitchFest events, said she enjoys being part of connecting emerging authors with Hollywood influencers.

“Book-to-Screen PitchFest is a truly unique opportunity in the supported self-publishing space,” Weiss said. “It’s exciting to provide this platform to help authors who believe in their works and have invested so much in their projects to connect with production professionals who are actively seeking fresh ideas for film and television.”

The next AS Book-to-Screen PitchFest is scheduled for October 16–17, 2015, at the New York Marriot Marquis Hotel on Broadway in Times Square. Author Solutions authors are encouraged to sign up early for this limited opportunity to learn “the art of the pitch” and to meet with Hollywood decision makers.

“Book-to-Screen PitchFest was one of the most rewarding, challenging, and amazing experiences, and I would recommend it to any author looking to expand their network and share their ideas,” Ashe added.

For more information about Author Solutions’s supported self-publishing services, please visit, follow @authorsolutions on Twitter, and “like” us at for the latest supported self-publishing news.


About Author Solutions, LLC:
Author Solutions, LLC, is a Penguin Random House company and the world’s leading supported self-publishing services provider. Author Solutions’s 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 providing authors with a platform for bringing their books to market. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, Author Solutions’s global reach includes imprints developed specifically for authors in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Africa, and India. For more information, please visit For the latest news, follow @authorsolutions on Twitter and “like” them at

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