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iAuthor Ltd.
Type of businessPrivate
Type of site
Content discovery
Social networking
Available inEnglish
Founded2012 (2012)
HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom
Founder(s)Adam Kolczynski
AdvertisingNative advertising
Launched2013 (2013)
Current statusActive

iAuthor is a London-based tech startup and online book community which launched in July 2013.[1] Described in The Bookseller as a "Pinterest for books",[2] iAuthor connects authors and publishers to readers using crowdsourced themes[2] and book samples.[2][3]


iAuthor was founded by Adam Kolczynski on 18 January 2012.[4] Between December 2012 and July 2013, the platform operated in live beta, capped at 250 users.[1] iAuthor officially launched on July 26, 2013, opening the platform to all authors and publishers.[1]

As of March 2016, iAuthor attracts users from 144 countries.[2] The ratio of traditionally published to self-published authors is 40:60,[2] with books by authors from Pan Macmillan, HarperCollins, Harlequin, Walker Books, Accent Press and Andersen Press.[2]



iAuthor has a corporate partnership with Book Aid International,[12][13] donating to literacy-related causes organised by the charity.


  1. ^ a b c "iAuthor launches out of beta to give self-publishing authors a louder voice, venturebeat.com". VentureBeat. 26 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Startup of the week: iAuthor, thebookseller.com". The Bookseller. 7 March 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d "Share Book Samples Online With iAuthor, adweek.com". GalleyCat. 27 Feb 2015.
  4. ^ "Companies House Filing History: iAuthor, companieshouse.gov.uk". Companies House.
  5. ^ a b "CrunchBase: iAuthor, crunchbase.com". CrunchBase.
  6. ^ "Company Profile: iAuthor, theliteraryplatform.com". The Literary Platform.
  7. ^ "iAuthor launches book sampling tool, bookmachine.org". BookMachine.
  8. ^ "Advertising on iAuthor, iauthor.uk.com". iAuthor.
  9. ^ "iAuthor startup snapshot, bookmachine.org". BookMachine.
  10. ^ "Self Publishing Formula, www.selfpublishingformula.com". SPF Podcast.
  11. ^ "Drawing subscribers to your book-related newsletter, thebookseller.com". The Bookseller. 27 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Supporters and corporate partners of Book Aid International, bookaid.org". Book Aid International.
  13. ^ "iAuthor Partnerships, iauthor.uk.com". iAuthor.

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