The traditional publishing industry has been under enormous pressures for quite a while … it's been brought on by quite a bit of competition
Bloomington, Ind. (PRWEB) September 9, 2008
iUniverse, the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing company, is featuring Kevin Weiss, CEO and president of Author Solutions - parent company of iUniverse, on its monthly podcast at iUniverse.com.
During the podcast, Weiss talks about the transition underway within the publishing industry. He cites how the utilization of print-on-demand and other technologies gives ASI an advantage over the outdated business models of traditional publishers.
"The traditional publishing industry has been under enormous pressures for quite a while … it's been brought on by quite a bit of competition," said Weiss, citing the "unsettling of the marketplace" by Amazon's release of the lower-cost Kindle and the emergence of increasingly efficient publishing methods.
Weiss also addressed the transition iUniverse has undergone in the last year, including the move of its Nebraska headquarters to Indiana; and the onshoring of its Chinese production operations. Weiss said combining the operations of ASI's brands makes the publishing process more efficient and ultimately benefits the author.
"iUniverse allows the author to take advantage of the amount of scale that Author Solutions' enterprises bring to the marketplace," Weiss said. "If you are an author, and you publish with one of our brands, you utilize the creative resources we have in Bloomington, Indiana to bring your book from a manuscript to a finished product."
For more information on iUniverse, or to begin publishing your book today, call 1-800-AUTHORS or visit http://www.iuniverse.com.
iUniverse, an Author Services brand of Author Solutions, Inc. is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing company. The iUniverse management team has extensive editorial and managerial experience with traditional publishers such as HarperCollins, Putnam, Prentice Hall, and Addison-Wesley. iUniverse has strategic alliances with Barnes & Noble, Inc. in the U.S. and Chapters Indigo in Canada. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in London, New York City, and Indianapolis. For more information, please visit iuniverse.com, or call 1-800-AUTHORS.