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Author Solutions, Inc. Announces Film Project Partnership with Principal Entertainment

Full-Service Talent and Literary Management Company to Get “First Look” at ASI Titles for Consideration for Film, Television Projects

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Jan. 6, 2010) – Author Solutions, Inc., the world leader in indie book publishing, announced Monday a “first-look” partnership with Principal Entertainment, a boutique talent and literary management and production company. Under terms of the agreement, Principal will have the first review of all ASI titles, with the option of considering them for feature film or television series projects.

“ASI has created a Film and New Media department as part of a commitment to finding film and television projects to produce from the works published by our authors,” said Kevin Weiss, ASI president and CEO. “Several of our titles, including ‘Legally Blonde’ and ‘September Dawn’ have found success on the silver screen, and we hope through this partnership to provide more of our authors these opportunities.”

Principal Entertainment is a prestigious bi-coastal boutique talent and literary management company whose clients include Academy Award-, Emmy- and Tony-winning actors, writers and directors. Liz Robinson, one of the founding partners at Principal, adds, “We are very excited about working with Author Solutions to explore new ideas in film and television. With more than 120,000 titles in their library, ASI’s rich source of stories and new ideas coupled with our expertise and talented pool of actors, directors and filmmakers creates an incredible opportunity to bring compelling new projects to Hollywood.”

Principal’s Robinson, Danny Sherman and Jen Weinbaum will work directly with ASI’s Film & New Media department, which is headed up by industry veteran Marcus Chait. Chait most recently worked alongside famed Hollywood producer Paula Wagner as her director of development, and is a principal partner in Lost Rhino Films with actor Patrick Wilson. Marcus and his team are based in Hollywood.

For more information on Author Solutions, Inc. and its leadership in indie book publishing, log on to www.authorsolutions.com

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About Author Solutions, Inc.

Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI) is owned by Bertram Capital and is the world leader in indie book publishing—the fastest-growing segment of publishing. ASI’s self-publishing brands—AuthorHouse, AuthorHouse UK, iUniverse, Trafford, Xlibris, and Wordclay—have helped more than 85,000 authors self-publish, promote, and bring to market more than 120,000 new titles. Through strategic alliances with leading trade publishers, ASI is making it possible to develop new literary talent efficiently and provide authors a platform for bringing their books to market. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, ASI also operates offices in Indianapolis. Visit www.authorsolutions.com, or call 1-888-519-5121 x5376 for more information. Follow us on Twitter @authorsolutions.