Xlibris

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Xlibris
Xlibris logo.png
Parent companyAuthor Solutions
Founded1997
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationBloomington, Indiana
Key peopleBill Elliot
Publication typesBooks
Official websitewww.xlibris.com

Xlibris is a self-publishing[1] and on-demand printing services provider, founded in 1997 and based in Bloomington, Indiana. In 2000, The New York Times stated it to be the foremost on-demand publisher.[2] The current president is Bill Elliot.[3]

Overview[edit]

Xlibris is a printing and distribution service that produces hardback and paperback books.[2] It also publishes e-books in several formats. The company was acquired by a supported publishing company, Author Solutions, Inc., on January 8, 2009.[4] Prior to that, 49% of the company had been owned by Random House.[2][5]

In the same year, the company announced its expansion into the UK, Australian, and New Zealand markets.[6]

The name is a derivation of the Latin term ex libris, which means "from the library of".

Reception[edit]

In a New York Times article, D.T. Max stated that the quality of Xlibris's books was better than its competitors in the self-publishing industry, but criticized the organization of the site, where books were only indexed by an alphabetical listing by title with bare descriptions of the plot and theme. He ultimately phoned a company executive for a recommendation and to place an order.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donadio, Rachel (April 27, 2008). "You're an Author? Me Too!". New York Times.
  2. ^ a b c d D. T. Max (July 16, 2000). "No More Rejections". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-04-08.
  3. ^ Elliot, Bill. "Our Leadership Team. (n.d.). Author Solutions". Author Solutions. Retrieved 2021-08-12.
  4. ^ Trachtenberg, Jeffrey A. (2009-01-08). "Print-on-Demand Publishers Marry As Author Solutions Buys Xlibris". The Wall Street Journal.
  5. ^ Gayle Feldman (March 1, 2004). "Got a Book in You? More Companies Than Ever Are Willing to Get It Out". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-06-30.
  6. ^ Xlibris (November 9, 2009). "Xlibris International Expands into the UK, Australia and New Zealand and Announces the Inclusion of eBook Publishing Feature [Press release]". PRWeb. Retrieved 2021-08-12.

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