Author Solutions

Independent publishing company

Acquired

January 2007

Headquarters

Bloomington, IN

Status

Exited in July 2012 for $116 million

Company Overview

Market leader in the independent publishing industry with 140,000 authors and 170,000 titles published.

Add–on Acquisitions Completed

  • iUniverse: AuthorHouse’s closest competitor, most sophisticated self-publisher
  • Trafford: Leading independent Canadian publisher, pioneer in on–demand publishing
  • Xlibris: Increased the size of the platform by 40+%; added suite of industry–leading marketing services