About Us


Our Purpose Today

When we opened our doors in 1999, we created a new world of possibility for authors serious about publishing. iUniverse is an assisted self-publishing company, founded on traditional publishing roots, valuing quality service and professional editorial standards. But unlike traditional publishers, we believe the best services in book publishing should be available to all authors. It's our mission to help you fulfill your goals as an author. It's our passion, and it defines everything we do.

iUniverse's purpose is to help writers become self-published book authors with outstanding books.
iUniverse author Lisa Genova not only found publishing success with her book Still Alice, it became a major Hollywood film starring Julianne Moore.

"Instead of fearfully sticking my novel in a drawer, I moved forward and self-published Still Alice with iUniverse. And the journey that followed and continues has been the ride of my life!"

New York Times Best-Sellers author Lisa Genova

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Our publishing approach was designed with our authors' goals in mind. We don't want to just give you a published book – we want to set you up for success. These core values guide our company:


We adhere to a high standard of quality and editorial excellence. Our services follow industry standards and compete head-on with traditionally published books.


Self-publishing a book on your own can be overwhelming. We've streamlined the process for you. From editing to design to marketing, you can rely on our expertise to guide you through the process.


We break down the barriers to publishing. No more rejections or unanswered query letters. Every author should have access to the professional services required to produce a quality book.


Your book is your passion. We promise to treat every book and author with respect and understanding.

Our History

Our history celebrates the achievements of our authors – winning awards and honors, being acquired by traditional publishers, and landing on best-sellers lists. It also follows our path as we've evolved  to better serve them.

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iUniverse has a history of providing publishing excellence to its authors, assisting them in creating timeless books.
iUniverse author Bill Noel has written 8 books in the Folly Beach mystery series since 2008.

“The editing services provided by iUniverse are outstanding. Their services, beginning with a candid editorial evaluation, through the various levels of edits, to a final proofreading provided me with every opportunity to make my books better, more readable, and more marketable. And, they allowed me to be the best writer I could be.”

Bill Noel | Final Cut: A Folly Beach Mystery

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