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Writer’s Digest Partners with Author Solutions

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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.

  • http://www.selfpublishingreview.com/members/ronfritsch/ Ron Fritsch

    I looked at the website for Abbott Press. It seems to me it’s just another Lulu. Abbott appears to have outsourced the actual work to Author Solutions. Writer’s Digest appears to be in the mix to give the business a “respectability” it might not otherwise have. What, other than that, do they do? In any event, we can see this for what it is: one more day in the collapse of the old order.

  • http://www.selfpublishingreview.com/members/robertcnelson/ Robert C. Nelson

    Look at the prices! Crimey!

  • http://www.selfpublishingreview.com/members/markbeyer/ Mark Beyer

    Writer’s Digest has always been a bit crummy, self-marketing, and not very helpful.