iUniverse and Alliant International University Launch Alliant Press

Alliant Press is first-of-its kind university press utilizing supported self-publishing

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Sept. 23, 2015 – iUniverse and Alliant International University announced Wednesday a first-of-its-kind partnership in the launch of Alliant Press – a university press that utilizes the supported self-publishing model in its operation. 

Operated by iUniverse, Alliant Press will exclusively publish the academic works of AIU students, scholars, alumni, staff and other select authors. Authors will be chosen by an editorial board of scholarly experts, with AIU funding the works. Authors publishing their research, dissertations and other scholarly works through Alliant Press will maintain all copyrights and receive book royalties. 

“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.”