Author Solutions to team up with Alliant International University on Alliant Press launch
Author Solutions, which is a Penguin Random House company, will have its imprint iUniverse operate the new publishing brand
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – September 23, 2015 — Author Solutions, LLC, a Penguin Random House company and the world’s leading supported self-publishing services provider, and Alliant International University announced Wednesday the launch of Alliant Press—the first-ever university press to utilize the supported self-publishing model.
“Launching a university press requires considerable fixed costs, making it prohibitive for most colleges and universities,” commented Andrew Phillips, Author Solutions president and CEO. “For some time, we’ve believed that bringing the efficiencies of supported self-publishing to the university-press model could dramatically reduce barriers of entry, ultimately resulting in learning institutions disseminating scholarship for the greater good.”
Operated by Author Solutions’ iUniverse imprint, Alliant Press will exclusively publish the academic works of AIU students, scholars, alumni, staff and other select authors. Authors will be chosen by an editorial board of scholarly experts, with AIU funding the works. Authors publishing their research, dissertations and other scholarly works through Alliant Press will maintain all copyrights and receive book royalties.
“We are very excited to be working with Author Solutions to create a new model of academic publishing,” said Geoffrey Cox, president of Alliant International University. He added, “We have the best of both worlds—curated content produced in a highly efficient way. We believe this opens publishing opportunities that otherwise would not exist for members of our academic community.”
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