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Penguin Random House Sells Author Solutions

Author Solutions Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House is no longer in the self-publishing business. From Publisher’s Weekly: Penguin Random House has sold its Author Solutions division to an affiliate of the Najafi Companies, a private investment firm that at one point owned Bookspan and made an offer to buy several hundred Borders outlets after the chain filed for Chapter 11. Terms of the deal, ... Read More »

Writers Share the Burden for Vanity Publishing


David Gaughran has it in for Author Solutions. With good reason – Author Solutions rips people off. They offer marketing packages with huge markups that will likely have very little effect on sales. Recently, I attended the L.A. Times Book Festival and the Author Solutions booth was hocking a book about racial purity. Incredibly disgusting, but all’s well and good ... Read More »