Author Solutions, Inc. ("ASI") says it is the "world leader in the fastest growing segment of publishing," the leader in self-publishing," and that it publishes "one of every 15 book titles published in the US every year."
ASI is owned by Bertram Capital Management, and has become the colossus of self-publishing by combining former competitors including AuthorHouse, Xlibris, iUniverse, Wordclay and Trafford. ASI is also the private-label service provider for some traditional publishers such as Thomas Nelson.
I recently criticized the Xlibris brand of Author Solutions for producing a crappy book, with no screening or editing. I also slammed the idots at the AuthorHouse imprint for producing a terrible press release.
I just found the following on the home page of Author Solutions website. It's a promo for a couple who are apparently happy with their publishing experience.
It's too bad that no one in the support team of "experienced professionals" noticed the unnecessary apostrophe in "The Wormley's."
A corporate website intended to win new business -- especially for a book company -- should not have bad grammar. If the company can't get its own home page right, can you trust them with your book?
The Tates' cover, however, was done properly.