Author Solutions, LLC, a Penguin Random House company and the world’s leading supported self-publishing services provider, and Alliant International University announced Wednesday the launch of Alliant Press—the first-ever university press to utilize the supported self-publishing model.
“Launching a university press requires considerable fixed costs, making it prohibitive for most colleges and universities,” commented Andrew Phillips, Author Solutions president and CEO. “For some time, we’ve believed that bringing the efficiencies of supported self-publishing to the university-press model could dramatically reduce barriers of entry, ultimately resulting in learning institutions disseminating scholarship for the greater good.”
Operated by Author Solutions’ iUniverse imprint, Alliant Press will exclusively publish the academic works of Alliant students, scholars, alumni, staff and other select authors. Authors will be chosen by an editorial board of scholarly experts, with Alliant funding the works. Authors publishing their research, dissertations and other scholarly works through Alliant Press will maintain all copyrights and receive book royalties.
“We are very excited to be working with Author Solutions to create a new model of academic publishing,” said Geoffrey Cox, president of Alliant International University. He added, “We have the best of both worlds—curated content produced in a highly efficient way. We believe this opens publishing opportunities that otherwise would not exist for members of our academic community.”
For more information about Author Solutions’ supported self-publishing services, please visit authorsolutions.com.
About Author Solutions, LLC
Author Solutions, LLC, is a Penguin Random House company and the world’s leading supported self-publishing services provider. Author Solutions’ leading self-publishing imprints—AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Palibrio, Trafford Publishing and Xlibris—have helped nearly 200,000 authors self-publish, promote and bring to market more than 250,000 new titles. Through strategic alliances with leading trade publishers, Author Solutions is making it possible to develop new literary talent efficiently and provide authors with a platform for bringing their books to market. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, Author Solutions’ global reach includes imprints developed specifically for authors in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Africa and India. For more information, please visit authorsolutions.com.
About Alliant International University
Alliant is a private, independent university offering graduate study in psychology, education, business management, law and forensic studies, and bachelor’s degree programs in several fields. Alliant is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), as well as numerous specialized accrediting organizations, and encompasses a family of five schools with seven California campuses, three international locations and a student body of over 4,000.
Alliant's schools specialize in preparing students to enter professions that require both advanced knowledge and highly specialized skills. Degree programs emphasize the practical applications of theory and research, and most of those programs provide opportunities for students to participate in placements, practica and internships in the field during their courses of study.