Courtesy of Publishers Weekly…

Simon & Schuster is getting in the self-publishing business. Through a partnership with Author Solutions Inc., S&S has formed Archway Publishing, a unit that will offer self-publishing services in fiction, nonfiction, business and children’s categories with the backend powered by ASI, the self-publishing provider acquired by Pearson/Penguin earlier this year.

“Self-publishing has become a viable and popular route to publication for many authors, and increasingly a source of content for traditional publishers, including Simon & Schuster,” said S&S CEO Carolyn Reidy. “We’re excited that we’ll be able to help more authors find their own path to publication and at the same time create a more direct connection to those self-published authors ready to make the leap to traditional publishing.” S&S will refer authors who submit unsolicited manuscripts to the Archway program and will monitor the success of Archway titles.

Read the full article here: Simon & Schuster Creates Self-Publishing Unit

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