iUniverse and American Author Partner to Launch New Web Site Service

New York, NY, May 04, 2007 --(PR.com)-- iUniverse, the leading provider of supported self-publishing services, has announced the addition of an Author Web Site service to its already impressive line-up of publishing, editorial and marketing services.

The iUniverse Author Web Site service enables even the least computer-savvy individuals to set up their own Web site with attractive templates, numerous graphics, a wide variety of background colors and helpful e-mail and telephone support. iUniverse developed the service in cooperation with American Author, a division of Cevado Technologies that provides professional, affordable and easy-to-use Web sites to the world of writers and authors. To date, no other publishing services provider has developed a similar relationship with a Web site development and hosting organization.

Authors can purchase the optional iUniverse Author Web Site service when they publish their books, or they can choose to purchase the service at a later time. iUniverse pre-populates the Web site with book and author information, and American Author provides the online interface, tools, training and technical support so that authors can continually enhance and update their site.

According to iUniverse President and CEO Susan Driscoll, offering a Web site service is yet another way that the company provides superior products and services to authors. “The Internet is the best way for readers to discover new authors and interesting books, and I’ve always believed that every self-published author should have a Web site. The American Author Web tools are easy to use, and the training they provide authors is second to none. I’m delighted that we’re able to offer such value to authors who publish through iUniverse.”

“A professional Web site has become an absolutely essential tool for every successful author,” Lars Clausen of American Author said. “We’re very pleased and excited to work with iUniverse to provide this important marketing service to their ever-growing community of authors.”

“At iUniverse, we focus on finding and offering services that truly benefit authors,” Driscoll added. "The addition of our Author Web Site service is another example of how we are constantly striving to provide authors a professional product at a very affordable price.”

About iUniverse:

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.

About American Author:

American Author websites make it easy for authors and publishers to sell books online. Affordable websites and user-friendly features provide professional design and unlimited pages. American Author provides membership benefits to Publisher’s Marketing Association, and Small Publishers Association of North America. American Author is located in Chelan, Washington. Author resources, online portfolio and ordering information are available at www.AmericanAuthor.com or toll-free at 877-700-2519.

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