Berrett-Koehler Publishers is pleased to announce Open Book Editions, a joint venture with Author Solutions, the world leader in inependent book publishing. To serve aspiring authors who can’t be sustainably published through our traditional publication program, Open Book Editions offers a comprehensive fee-for-service self-publishing opportunity with various packages and price points, through ASI’s imprint, iUniverse.
“Throughout its history, Berrett-Koehler has been dedicated to ‘Opening Up New Space,’” says Johanna Vondeling, vice president, business development. “While we know that thousands of aspiring authors share our transformational aspirations, our capacity to bring every good ideas to market is limited.” Open Book Editions presents an exciting opportunity to deepen our commitment to fostering a world that works for all. Working together with Author Solutions, we look forward to expanding the BK community by helping more authors challenge conventional thinking, introduce new ideas, and foster positive change.”
Open Book Editions welcomes authors who share the Berrett-Koehler mission—Creating a World That Works for All. To truly create a better world, action is needed at all levels—individual, organizational, and societal—so the new partnership welcomes any publications that serve this mission on any level.
Author Solutions will manage Open Book Editions on behalf of Berrett-Koehler, taking responsibility for selling and delivering a comprehensive array of publishing, marketing and bookselling services. Every publishing package includes custom design formatting, an editorial review and a thorough copyedit. Each book is made available in both print and in the ePub digital format, making it compatible with popular eReaders, including Amazon’s Kindle, Barnes & Noble’s nook, the Sony Reader and various smart phones.
Depending on their goals and budgets, authors can choose to publish in hardcover or paperback, receive assistance in setting up a website, have press releases and promotional materials prepared, get help with social media, and much more.
“Open Book Editions authors will benefit from the experience and connections provided through Berrett-Koehler while maintaining control of their content,” said Kevin Weiss, president and CEO of Author Solutions, Inc.
Open Book Editions titles will be reviewed by Berrett-Koehler to ensure they are compatible with our mission. The more successful titles will be considered for republication with Berrett-Koehler. While titles released through this partnership will be self-published, authors will benefit from the experience and connections provided through Berrett-Koehler while maintaining control of their content.
For more information about Berret-Koehler Publishers, Inc. or Open Book Editions visit the website www.bkconnection.com/Open-Book-Editions.asp. For more information about Author Solutions, Inc. visit www.authorsolutions.com.
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.