Author Solutions buys Xlibris

Liz Thomson
News - Publishing 12 Jan 2009

Author Solutions, parent company of AuthorHouse UK, has acquired self-publisher Xlibris, a move which means it now has an inventory of 100,000 titles from more than 70,000 authors Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI) announced the acquisition on Thursday, and Kevin Weiss, ASI president and CEO, said: 'This acquisition solidifies our leadership position and strengthens our ongoing commitment to offer the world's most comprehensive set of publishing, promotion and book-selling services to authors. From the outset we believed ASI could help lead the way in transforming the publishing industry. This acquisition gives us an even stronger base from which to help both authors and publishing companies compete successfully today and in the future.' With the addition of Xlibris, ASI published nearly 19,000 titles in 2008.

Xlibris joins AuthorHouse US, AuthorHouse UK, iUniverse, Wordclay and Inkubook in ASI's expanding family of self-publishing brands. According to Weiss, 'Xlibris brings a demonstrated expertise in marketing services, which perfectly complements the strength of AuthorHouse's publishing and illustration services and iUniverse's industry-leading editorial services. Both first-time and mid-list authors, writing in all genres, will find one of our brands offers the services they need to accomplish their publishing goals.'

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