Author Solutions

Independent publishing company


January 2007


Bloomington, IN



“Together, we transformed a slow growing, breakeven business into a fast-growing, consistently profitable innovator in its market that ultimately attracted the attention of a major strategic player. We achieved our goal of building a business that was both relevant and attractive to a strategic buyer.1

Jared ruger

Partner, Bertram Capital

Company Overview

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

leader in supported self-publishing

Add-on investments completed


AuthorHouse’s closest competitor, most sophisticated self-publisher

Trafford Publishing

A leading independent Canadian publisher, pioneer in on–demand publishing


Increased the size of the platform by 40+%; added suite of industry–leading marketing services

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