New York, NY, February 16, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- iUniverse, the leader in supported self-publishing, is pleased to announce the launch of its most comprehensive publishing package to date—Premier Pro. According to Susan Driscoll, president and CEO of iUniverse, the new package is a part of the company’s ongoing plan to better serve aspiring authors.
“We realize that authors have different goals and expectations when publishing a book,” Driscoll said. “With the addition of Premier Pro, we are able to offer an extremely flexible and professional array of publishing services.”
Priced at $1,099, Premier Pro is designed for authors who want their book to be a serious contender in today’s competitive publishing environment. Among its many other features, Premier Pro includes free hardcover formatting and one free hardcover book, a custom cover design, an editorial evaluation and professionally written cover copy. Authors who publish via the Premier Pro publishing package and earn the iUniverse Editor’s Choice designation recognizing editorial quality receive the additional benefit of free professional art direction for their book covers. Perhaps most importantly, Premier Pro is the only publishing package that makes a book eligible for the coveted iUniverse Publisher’s Choice designation, guaranteeing it will be displayed in the author’s local Barnes & Noble store.
Premier Pro joins other iUniverse offerings such as the Premier, Select, Fast Track and Poetry Publishing Packages. In addition to its wide variety of publishing services, iUniverse also provides editorial and marketing services comparable to those offered by traditional publishers. Once the published, titles are available for order from Barnes & Noble.com, Amazon.com, and over 25,000 retail bookstores.
“At iUniverse, we believe that anyone who successfully completes a manuscript should experience the joy of seeing it published,” Driscoll added. “The addition of the Premier Pro Publishing Package is simply another example of our mission to provide the best possible products and services to meet the needs of authors everywhere.”
For more information about the book publishing, editorial and marketing services offered by iUniverse, please visit www.iuniverse.com.
iUniverse offers a variety of publishing services to help individuals publish, market, and sell fiction, poetry, and nonfiction books. The company utilizes print-on-demand technology, and is one of the largest self-publishing companies in the United States, publishing more than 5,000 new titles each year. The iUniverse management team has extensive editorial and managerial experience with traditional publishers such as HarperCollins, Putnam, Simon & Schuster and Holtzbrinck. iUniverse partners with industry leading author organizations, including the Authors Guild, the Harlem Writers Guild, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) to bring innovative programs to their members. iUniverse has strategic alliances with Barnes & Noble, Inc. in the U.S. and Chapters Indigo in Canada and has offices in New York City, Shanghai and Lincoln, Neb. For more information, please visit www.iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS.