BLOOMINGTON, Ind., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- iUniverse, the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing company, announced that effective July 1, it is underwriting the nationally syndicated public radio show A Way with Words. The sponsorship will help iUniverse reach out to the show's growing audience of word aficionados, many of whom aspire to publish a book.
"The A Way with Words audience is a critical demographic for iUniverse. They are intelligent, well-read, and many have a book in them and are actively seeking a publisher," said Kevin Weiss, president and chief executive officer of Author Solutions, Inc., parent company of iUniverse.
A Way with Words is a lively hour-long public radio show about language, on the air since 1998. Co-hosts Martha Barnette - who has published two books with iUniverse - and dictionary editor Grant Barrett take calls about slang, grammar, old sayings, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, and speaking and writing well.
Barnette's two iUniverse books, both Editor's Choice titles, have been top sellers for the self-publisher. "A Garden of Words" takes a witty look at the name origins of garden plants. "Ladyfingers and Nun's Tummies" provides the surprising truths behind the names of many favorite foods.
"I'm delighted to be able to recommend iUniverse personally," Barnette said. "When I decided to re-publish my books, I researched my options and chose iUniverse. The books are beautiful, and the editor assigned to guide me through the process was helpful and easy to work with. I couldn't be more pleased."
iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services provider, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing company. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Chapters Indigo in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. In Oct. 2009, iUniverse celebrated ten years of serving authors. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit http://www.iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS.