AuthorHouse, which has helped nearly 50,000 authors self- publish their books, has partnered with Gather.com, the leading social networking community for adults. The partnership was formed to encourage members of the Gather.com community to publish a book (http://www.authorhouse.com/GetPublished/FAQ.aspx) at a reasonable price.
"After thousands of manuscripts were submitted for the various writing contests we've held, we knew we had to do something to help these unknown writers in their quest to become published authors," said Tom Gerace, CEO of Gather.com. "We're delighted to provide them with the tools they need to self- publish and promote a book."
AuthorHouse and Gather.com formed a special Gather Community Press imprint, under which all self-published books through this partnership will be printed. Each participating author will receive one complimentary copy of their work and a total of five copies of their work when a $99 package is purchased. AuthorHouse lets all authors have complete control over the content and look of their book, in addition to allowing them to retain all rights to their work.
"At AuthorHouse, we believe every author should have the ability to put their story into print," said Dave McCauley, AuthorHouse vice president. "Whether they want to publish a nonfiction book on a topic which they're passionate about, a cookbook of family recipes, or a collection of poetry they've written, we give them all of the tools they need to put their work into a professional-looking book that can be promoted and sold."
AuthorHouse and Gather.com will also assist these unknown authors in the promotion of their books to the Gather community. For each book published through this partnership, Gather.com will set up an online group - a dedicated Web page with a professional banner advertising the book and information on the title, its author, and reviews, as a way to publicize the book to the Gather.com community.