Author Solutions Announces E-book Distribution Deal with Barnes & Noble's nook(TM)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Author Solutions (ASI), the world leader in indie book publishing, announced today an e-book distribution deal with Barnes & Noble. Under terms of the agreement, e-book formats of all new ASI titles published through the AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Trafford Publishing, and Xlibris imprints will be made available for purchase through http://www.barnesandnoble.com and the Barnes & Noble e-book reader, nook™.

"The increasing popularity of e-books is leveling the playing field for emerging authors, and Barnes & Noble is a leading distributor of books in these formats," said Kevin Weiss, ASI president and chief executive officer. "No longer is it a battle for limited shelf space in a brick-and-mortar store. New authors can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with 'superstar' authors and have their works available to anyone."

A default price of $9.99 will be set for every title, but each author will have the opportunity to set his or her own price. E-book distribution through bn.com and nook™ will be included as a free service for all new black-and-white ASI titles.

For more information on Author Solutions and its leadership of the indie book publishing revolution, visit http://www.authorsolutions.com.

About Author Solutions, Inc.

Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI), an Inc. 5000 company, is owned by Bertram Capital and is the world leader in indie book publishing - the fastest-growing segment of publishing. ASI's self-publishing brands - AuthorHouse, AuthorHouse UK, iUniverse, Trafford, Xlibris, and Wordclay - have helped more than 85,000 authors self-publish, promote, and bring to market more than 120,000 new titles. Through strategic alliances with leading trade publishers, ASI is making it possible to develop new literary talent efficiently and provide emerging authors a platform for bringing their books to market. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, ASI also operates offices in Indianapolis and Milton Keynes, England. Visit http://www.authorsolutions.com, or call 1-888-519-5121 x5238 for more information.



CONTACT:


Kevin A. Gray

Author Solutions, Inc.

317.246.9348

kgray@authorsolutions.com



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