Sunday, June 15, 2008

Is a Do-it-yourself Publishing method right for your book?

Sandy Powell will be joining Yvonne Perry on Writers in the Sky Podcast June 20, 2008 to discuss Wordclay and Author Solutions.

As a life-long lover of books, Sandy Powell, director of online initiatives for Author Solutions, Inc., is well seeded to understand the diverse needs of both authors and readers. Since Powell began her career at Author Solutions more than six years ago, she’s been a strong voice in the industry advocating easy-to-use publishing services for writers across all genres.

Powell’s current role with Author Solutions includes identifying new technologies to increase the scope of services for writers and publishers alike. She is also a key to Author Solutions’ business development team’s efforts in discovering new online partnerships and oversees the Wordclay and AuthorTree brands. She’ll be on the show to discuss two new offerings for authors, Wordclay and AuthorTree.

Wordclay ( is a new DIY book publishing Web site that makes it possible to publish a professional-looking book in less than one hour. The Wordclay team has over 100 years of collective book publishing experience – which they’ve “baked” into the Web site. This means you don’t need to be concerned about the details of publishing, such as calculating spine width and gutter size. The publishing tool is completely free, but printing costs are separate. Books can even be sold online at Wordclay’s Web site.

AuthorTree ( is a free service that allows all authors, regardless of publisher, create a free Web site. Its easy-to-use Web platform makes it simple for authors of all levels of tech-savvyness to create promotional and marketing Web sites to showcase their books. AuthorTree author Web sites feature a robust set of tools, including author biographies, detailed book information, book reviews, excerpts, a calendar of author events, ordering capabilities, a link-sharing tool and a blog.

To learn more about Author Solutions, Inc. and its offerings, visit, and


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