Author Services Inc.

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Author Services Inc. (ASI) represents the literary, theatrical and musical works of the late Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.[1] It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Church of Spiritual Technology.[2]

ASI was incorporated as a for-profit company in the state of California on October 13, 1981 and is located in Los Angeles. ASI pays a substantial portion of its income to the Church of Spiritual Technology, a non-profit corporation also based in California.[citation needed]

Since its incorporation ASI manages L. Ron Hubbard's personal, business and literary affairs. After Hubbard's death in 1986, ASI continued to represent his literary and musical works worldwide. Nineteen of his books have been on "The New York Times" best sellers list, and his works have been translated into 72 languages.[3]

ASI administers and holds the Writers and Illustrators of the Future contest. The contest had been established and sponsored by Hubbard in 1983 and since was supported by Science-Fiction writers such as Robert Silverberg, Kevin J. Anderson, Larry Niven, Frederik Pohl, Gene Wolfe, Orson Scott Card and others.[4]

ASI also sells book cover prints and special editions.[5] In 2005 ASI received a verification certificate from Guinness World Records on behalf of L. Ron Hubbard for being the "most translated author" in the world.[6]

While ASI presents Hubbard's fiction and secular works under the Galaxy Press label, his Scientology-related writings are represented by Bridge Publications (New Era Publications outside North America).

The 200-seat Author Services (ASI) Theater reopened in October 2008 after a three-year hiatus to resume its live presentations of L. Ron Hubbard's original series of pulp fiction classic tales penned during the 1930s and 1940s and recently adapted into multi-cast audio performances.[7]

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  1. ^ The Culvert Chronicles, Feb 24-Mar 2, 2011, Vol. 6, Iss. 5, pg. 15
  2. ^ IRS-Scientology Closing Agreement Archived April 26, 2006, at the Wayback Machine., 1993-10-01
  3. ^ The Culvert Chronicles, Feb 24-Mar 2, 2011, Vol. 6, Iss. 5, pg. 15
  4. ^ History of "Writers of the Future"
  5. ^ ASI International Rights Catalogue Archived February 11, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ The Book Standard of 9 November 2005 Archived July 4, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Author Services Inc; Live From Hollywood: the L. Ron Hubbard Stories From the Golden Age Theater". Entertainment Business Newsweekly: 46. October 26, 2008. 

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