New York, NY, April 11, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Twelve outstanding titles recently earned the coveted iUniverse Publisher’s Choice designation. Publisher’s Choice titles written by American authors are displayed in the author’s local Barnes & Noble bookstore for a minimum of eight weeks. Titles written by Canadian authors are displayed in the author’s local Chapters Indigo store for the same amount of time.
To become eligible for Publisher’s Choice, authors must first publish their books through the iUniverse Premier Pro Publishing Package. From there, titles that receive the Editor's Choice designation for editorial quality and meet key cover design standards receive the prestigious Publisher’s Choice designation.
Publisher’s Choice gives authors the chance to discover if they have what it takes to succeed in the publishing marketplace by providing the support needed to develop a customized, professional marketing plan. This support includes marketing tips and ideas, a sample marketing plan, a title information sheet template, and the opportunity to communicate one-on-one with an iUniverse marketing associate. After authors develop their marketing plans and title information sheets, iUniverse submits these documents to a national buyer at Barnes & Noble or Chapters Indigo. This buyer determines where the books will be stocked and the number of books to purchase for the eight-week stocking period.
iUniverse titles recently earning Publisher’s Choice include:
▪ Unforgettable Journey by Anne Hill
▪ Cracking the Bible's Numeric Code by Randall Gannaway
▪ Flashback by Debra Welch
▪ The Life and Times of Samuel J. Groo by Lannie Scopes
▪ Lady Lazarus by Cheryll Crane
▪ Tom's War by James Hammond
▪ The Devil From Saint-Hyacinthe by Frank Guttman
▪ Your Spacious Self by Stephanie Bennett Vogt
▪ The Heroics of Falling Apart by Judy & Dan Gordon
▪ La Rincorsa by Stephen Savage
▪ Waste Management in the Oil Industry by Aloysius Aguwa
▪ Make Miracles Happen by Peter Copani
“iUniverse is the only supported self-publishing company that makes real investments in its most promising titles,” Susan Driscoll, iUniverse president and CEO, said. “The Publisher’s Choice designation is just one example of our dedication to identifying, supporting, and celebrating books that have the potential for greater commercial success.”
For more information about these titles, Publisher’s Choice or iUniverse’s book publishing, editing and marketing services, 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.