New York, NY, September 15, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Twenty-two exceptional iUniverse titles received the coveted Publisher’s Choice designation during the month of August. 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. The buyer then determines where the books will be stocked and the number of books to purchase for the eight-week stocking period.
iUniverse titles that received the Publisher’s Choice designation during August (in alphabetical order) are:
A Return to Grandpa’s House by Michele Larson
A Trial of One by Mary Martin
Crossing the Finish Line by Lori Friedman
Epic Mahabharata by Tapendu Basu
Evoking Change by Anna Christie
From Berlin to Texas by Gunter von Noorden
H by Barbara Dinerman
Hot Times During the Cold War by Scott Hawley
Invasion of the Bible Thumpers by Robert Bennett
Letters to the Heart by Kim Beckham
Mantracker by Mike W. Ray
Rachel and Aleks by Sylvia Smoller
Reawakenings by David DeBruicker
Skies of Dawn by Geoffrey Marshall
The Adagio by Alan Austin
The Silver Spoon Saloon by Robert Dunham
The Stifled Paper and Other Strange Characters by James Anderson
Using Lead Management on Purpose by Ken Pierce
Walking Faith Forward by Melanie Reynolds
Walking in Authority by William Sheals
Women Pirates by Frank Steele
World Hunger by Brian Swain
“iUniverse is the only supported self-publishing company that makes real investments in its most promising titles,” said Susan Driscoll, iUniverse president and CEO. “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, the Publisher’s Choice program or iUniverse 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 iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS.