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Friday, January 28, 2011

Writer's Digest Partners with Author Solutions, Inc., to Launch Self-Publishing Division—Abbott Press

Writer's Digest, the oldest and most respected media company dedicated to the advancement of writers, announced today it is partnering with the leading self-publishing company, Author Solutions, Inc., (ASI), to launch Abbott Press—a self-publishing division. Named in honor of Richard K. Abbott, the legendary Writer's Digest editor, Abbott Press is devoted to helping writers improve their work and realize their dreams of getting published.

"In keeping with the mission of Writer's Digest, and in order to provide our consumers with the most complete information, inspiration, products and services to further their craft, we are proud to expand our portfolio to address a real desire of aspiring writers—to get published, be it by indie publishing or by traditional means," said Sara Domville, president, F+W Media. "Fully supported by the trusted experts at Writer's Digest, Abbott Press brings the same respectability, integrity, and commitment to editorial excellence as our Writer's Digest brand, while maintaining a unique identity of its own, for the benefit of our authors."

Through this strategic partnership, Author Solutions will manage Abbott Press on behalf of Writer's Digest, taking responsibility for sales and publishing activities, while delivering a comprehensive array of publishing, marketing, and book-selling services, designed specifically for Abbott Press authors. The educational and editorial services provided to authors fall under the respected Writer's Digest brand umbrella of Writer's Digest Books, Writer's Digest University, The Writer's Digest Conference, and Writer's Market.

"This is a landmark alliance, as Writer's Digest has been the relied-upon source for support and education for writers for more than 90 years. Its entry into the self-publishing arena further exemplifies the sea change toward indie publishing which puts the control squarely with the author," said Kevin Weiss, Author Solutions president and CEO. To learn more about the publishing packages available through Abbott Press, visit abbottpress.com or call 866-697-5310.

About Abbott Press
Abbott Press, a division Writer's Digest—the oldest and most respected publisher devoted to the education and advancement of writers—is an indie-publishing service provider dedicated to helping writers bring their literary vision to print. Author Solutions, Inc., a leader in indie book publishing, will fulfill publishing, sales, and marketing services for Abbott Press. To learn more about the publishing packages available through Abbott Press, visit abbottpress.com or call 866-697-5310.

About Writer's Digest
Writer's Digest is devoted to helping writers develop their literary skills and hone their publishing acumen to enable them to be successful and get published or find an agent. Since 1920, Writer's Digest Magazine has chronicled the culture of the modern writer and today continues this tradition through relevant first-person essays, interviews with bestselling authors and profiles with emerging talent. Writer's Digest also features practical technique articles, and tips and exercises on fiction, nonfiction, poetry and the business-side of writing and publishing. The Writer's Digest Community includes Writer's Digest Books, Writer's Digest University, The Writer's Digest Conference, and Writer's Market. Writer's Digest is a division of F+W Media, Inc.

About Author Solutions, Inc.
Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI), is owned by Bertram Capital, and is the 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 top trade publishers and writer's organizations, 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. Visit authorsolutions.com for more information. For the latest news, follow us on Twitter @authorsolutions.