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Self Publishers Merge

AuthorHouse and iUniverse are joining together in self publishing matrimony. AuthorHouse is acquiring iUniverse to be more competitive against newcomers such as and Amazon’s newly conceived CreateSpace. There appear to be no staff reductions, changes in locations (AuthorHouse is based in Indiana and iUniverse in NY) and no reduction of title output. Between the two houses, 900-1000 books are published each month. 0_0. (that’s eye googling in netspeak).

Via Publishers Weekly.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Sarah McCarty
    Sep 07, 2007 @ 18:34:53

    WOW! That’s a lot of books.

  2. veinglory
    Sep 08, 2007 @ 15:13:24

    Especially when you consider how few staff these companies have–Lulu has less than 150 all told.

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