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Author Solutions and German Publisher GABAL Establish GABAL Global Editions

30 October 2015

From Author Solutions:

Author Solutions, LLC, a Penguin Random House company and the world’s leading supported self-publishing services provider, and GABAL, a German publisher dedicated to publishing books for readers seeking knowledge about current issues in business and education, announced Monday the launch of GABAL Global Editions.

Offered through Author Solutions’ iUniverse imprint, GABAL Global Editions enables GABAL authors to publish their books in English for English-speaking readers worldwide. The service is an exclusive package offering available only to GABAL authors.

“Our authors are highly professional trainers, motivational speakers and outstanding leaders in their fields. Helping them expand their purview in a global market by engaging in English books as a strategic tool is part of our philosophy and our self-understanding as our authors’ partner,” commented GABAL publisher Andre Juenger. “We are proud to be one of the first German publishers who offer this kind of service to authors. And we are delighted to have iUniverse on board as our partner.”

Link to the rest at Author Solutions

Lest there be any doubt, PG advises against any association with Author Solutions.

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14 Comments to “Author Solutions and German Publisher GABAL Establish GABAL Global Editions”

  1. Ashe Elton Parker

    Don’t mind me if I don’t congratulate you, GABAL. Only the best of “partners” shuttle their authors off to expensive, money-grabbing “service”s like iUniverse. I don’t think you’ve set yourself up to do your authors any of the favors you clearly believe you have.

  2. This is one of the things that we all feared would take place with the air of legitimacy that the Penguin purchase brought to Author Solutions.

  3. Great news. Now German clueless new authors can get the Schwindel just like US clueless new authors have been able to do. Terrific. Ausgezeichnet.

  4. GABAL spelled their name wrong. The G should be a C 😛

    • +1 🙂 Just watched the Blacklist. Ressler pronounces Cabal with a g sound. That’s exactly what I thought when I saw this latest bit of news about Author Solutions. They are spreading and that’s worrisome for writers.

      • I was thinking of the Blacklist 🙂 I missed last night’s episode and have to catch it on Hulu it as soon as I’m home.

  5. “Our authors are highly professional trainers, motivational speakers and outstanding leaders in their fields.”

    Anyone else notice they don’t mention if their authors can write worth a dang?

    “We are proud to be one of the first German publishers who offer this kind of service to authors. And we are delighted to have iUniverse on board as our partner.”

    We are proud to be able to make even more money off authors foolish or ignorant enough to sign up to be fleeced by us and ASI …

  6. Asked a friend (French but living in Germany) if he’s heard of GABAL, but nope.

    Possibly a specialized publisher, but my guess would be an other Vanity Publisher…

    • It’s certainly not a household publisher name here in Germany…

      I checked their website, and it seems they specialize in business, career advice, coaching, communication and marketing.

      I still wish they hadn’t teamed up with Author Solutions. There is nothing on their website just yet.

      • @ Hannah

        “I checked their website, and it seems they specialize in business, career advice, coaching, communication and marketing.”

        And these particular subjects are prime scambait for the gullible, naive, and unwary. Sad…

  7. Has anyone mentioned this to David Gaughran yet?

    Author Solutions is a zombie. You just can’t kill it. It produces too much money for someone. Lots of someones.

    • Agree. Many here have noted the taditional model has been disrupted. But that doesn’t mean the folks behind the model will just go away. New models will arise, and probably move in directions we can’t forecast. I suspect AS will be the core of one.

      We may not like it, but that doesn’t seem to be holding anyone back.

  8. I notice that the OP is an ASI press release. ‘Nuff said…

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