In a major move that is getting a lot of attention in the the world of publishing, Simon & Schuster, Inc., and Author Solutions, Inc., (ASI) announced today, Nov. 27 that they have launched Archway Publishing, a new self-publishing service that will focus on fiction, nonfiction, business and children’s categories.
“Through Archway Publishing, Simon & Schuster is pleased to be part of the rapidly expanding self-publishing segment of our industry,” said Carolyn Reidy, president and CEO of Simon & Schuster said in a press release. “Selfpublishing has become a viable and popular route to publication for many authors, and increasingly a source of content for traditional publishers, including Simon & Schuster. We’re excited that we’ll be able to help more authors find their own path to publication and at the same time create a more direct connection to those self-published authors ready to make the leap to traditional publishing.”
Self-publishing is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing sectors in the publishing industry. ASI is a leading provider of professional self-publishing services and Archway is offering a publishing solution for authors interested in reaching their audiences through self-publishing. Archway Publishing will offer a wide range of editorial, design, distribution and marketing services, provided by Author Solutions to help authors create the highest quality self-published books.
According to report in USA Today, Author Solutions, based in Bloomington, Ind., says it has published more than 190,000 books by 150,000 writers since going into business in 2007. In July, Author Solutions was bought by Penguin, a traditional publisher, for $116 million. Last month, Penguin and Random House announced plans to merge.
AuthorSolutions will also offer these exclusive services:
Concierge Service – Authors will have the option to work with a dedicated publishing guide.
Bookseller Catalog – Archway titles will be included in Edelweiss, the leading, industry-wide online catalog available to major retailers, wholesalers, libraries, bloggers and thousands of industry professionals.
Archway Speakers Bureau – The Archway Speakers Bureau, powered by Speakerfile, helps authors connect to a world of potential speaking opportunities and establish themselves as credible voices in their fields.
Premier Video Production and Distribution – Archway authors will have the opportunity to create high-quality videos and book trailers for distribution to major online video networks.
To learn more about Archway Publishing and see how to start publishing a book visit: www.archwaypublishing.com.