Eleven iUniverse Titles Earn Publisher’s Choice Designation

New York, NY, December 20, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Eleven iUniverse titles received the coveted Publisher’s Choice designation during the month of November. 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 November are (in alphabetical order by the author’s last name):

• Listen to the Silence by Jan Allegretti
• Dealing with Divas by Shelley Anderson
• A Caregiver's Story by Ann Brandt
• Sunrise by Robert Crooke
• Dangerous Undertaking by James Harlow Brown
• Cathedral Street by L. J. Hippler
• My Splendid Concubine by Lloyd Lofthouse
• Fourteen by Bill O’Connell
• Are You a Fool, Benucio? by C. A. Parente
• I Know How Hard You Work by Paul Sybert
• The Other Side of Silence by James Willis

“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.

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 iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS.

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