Simon & Schuster and Author Solutions Launch Archway Publishing

Simon & Schuster and Author Solutions Launch Archway Publishing 
Leading Trade Publisher and Leading Self-Publishing Services Provider
to Offer Authors a Self-Publishing Experience Focused on Specific
Categories, Unique Services and the Opportunity for Discovery 
BLOOMINGTON, IN -- (Marketwire) -- 11/27/12 --  Simon & Schuster,
Inc., and Author Solutions, Inc., (ASI) today announced the launch of
Archway Publishing, a new self-publishing service with a 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.
"Self-publishing 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
According to Bowker, self-publishing is one of the fastest growing
sectors in the publishing industry, with 211,269 self-published
titles (based on ISBNs) released last year, up more than 60 percent
from 133,036 titles in 2010. Through ASI, a leading provider of
professional self-publishing services, Archway is offering the
premier publishing solution for authors interested in achieving their
publishing goals and reaching their audiences through
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. In
addition, the following services will be Archway Publishing

--  Concierge Service - Authors will have the option to work with a
    dedicated publishing guide who will coordinate each step of the book
    production process.
--  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
--  Archway Spe
akers 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
--  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.

"The collaboration between Simon & Schuster and Author Solutions brings
an entirely new level of expertise, experience and opportunity to the
marketplace. It truly is the best time in history to be an author,"
said Author Solutions CEO Kevin Weiss. 
For more information about Archway Publishing or to begin publishing
a book today, please visit:  
 Archway Publishing is a strategic
self-publishing alliance between leading global publisher Simon &
Schuster and self-publishing world leader, Author Solutions, Inc.,
(ASI). For more information about Archway Publishing, please visit For the latest news, follow @ArchwayPub on
Twitter and "Like" on Facebook. 
 Simon & Schuster, part of the CBS
Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest
publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction
for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic and audio
formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing,
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon
& Schuster Digital and international companies in Australia, Canada,
India and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit 
 Author Solutions, Inc., (ASI) is a
world leader in indie book publishing. ASI's leading self-publishing
imprints -- AuthorHouse, AuthorHouse UK, iUniverse, Palibrio,
Trafford Publishing and Xlibris -- have helped more than 150,000
authors self-publish, promote and bring to market more than 190,000
new titles. Through strategic alliances with leading trade
publishers, ASI is making it possible to develop new literary talent
efficiently and providing authors with a platform for bringing their
books to market. Headquartered in Bloomington, Ind., ASI's global
reach includes imprints developed specifically for authors in
Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. For more information,
visit and follow @authorsolutions on Twitter
for the latest news. 
Media Contacts:
Tom Howell
Author Solutions, Inc.
Adam Rothberg
Simon & Schuster, Inc.
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