WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Author Solutions (ASI), the world leader in indie book publishing, is proud to announce that Keith Ogorek, published author and ASI senior vice president of marketing, will speak Saturday, June 26 at 11 a.m. EDT at the 2010 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Ogorek's speech, titled "The Best Time in History to Be an Author," outlines how technology and changes in the publishing industry are opening doors for authors of all genres and backgrounds.
"While some may say that publishing is in trouble, I see the changes taking place as a catalyst for helping more authors get their works into the hands of readers," Ogorek said. "It truly is an exciting time to be an author."
Ogorek went on to say that in the 1990s, the convergence of three factors - the development of desktop publishing, creation of Internet bookstores and the emergence of print-on-demand publishing technology - helped launch self-publishing. This time the expansion is being driven by increased popularity of eBooks and digital formats, like the Sony Reader, the Kindle and the nook - which is leveling the playing field.
"Today's indie author has more opportunity, and readers have more choices than ever before," Ogorek said. "It truly is the best time ever to be an author."
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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 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.
Kevin A. Gray
Author Solutions, Inc.
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