Two Author Solutions Titles Honored with the Kirkus Reviews Best Indie Books of 2015

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Author Solutions, LLC, the world leader in supported self-publishing, announced recently that two titles have been honored with the Kirkus Reviews Best Indie Books of 2015. The titles honored were:

  •     “Sighing Woman Tea” by Mark Daniel Seiler (iUniverse — ISBN: 978-1-49906-363-9) — a seriocomic novel that explores the struggle of a tiny tea-producing island nation that is trying to resist the efforts of a large corporation to take over and change its traditional way of life.
  •     “The Sky Detective” by Azadeh Tabazadeh (Xlibris — ISBN: 978-1-49906-363-9) — Azadeh shares her life story from the uncertainty of her childhood in Iran during the Islamic Revolution and Iraqi War to growing up and becoming a gifted scientist.

Both have been awarded with the Kirkus Star from Kirkus Reviews, which has been acknowledged as one of the most trusted and authoritative voices in book discovery since 1933.

Kirkus’ indie program was started in 2005, when the editors wanted to expand their coverage to include the fastest-growing segment in the book industry: self-publishing. The program gives self-published authors the opportunity to earn critical acclaim from one of the most prestigious reviewers in publishing.

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About Author Solutions, LLC:
Author Solutions, LLC, is the world leader in providing supported self-publishing services. Author Solutions’ leading self-publishing imprints — AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Palibrio, Trafford Publishing and Xlibris — have helped more than 200,000 authors self-publish, promote and bring to market more than a quarter million 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 on six continents. Please visit for more information. For the latest self-publishing news follow @authorsolutions on Twitter and “Like” us at

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