Today, the Authors Guild and Open Road Integrated Media announced a new partnership for the Authors Guild’s Back in Print program, one of the Guild’s most popular services. Through Open Road, Authors Guild members will be able to distribute print-on-demand, e-book, and audiobook editions of their out-of-print titles. The e-books and audio book options are new to the program.
Titles currently enrolled in the existing Back in Print program will be available as early as summer 2015. The Guild will begin accepting new titles into the program this fall. Existing Back in Print users were given the option of continuing with the original vendor, iUniverse.
“We’re excited to work with Open Road,” the Guild’s Executive Director, Mary Rasenberger, said in the press release, “and to offer our members their best-in-class digitization and tremendous breadth of distribution.”
Open Road CEO and co-founder Jane Friedman, meanwhile, pointed to the organizations’ mutual interest in “helping authors connect with readers in the digital world.”
Authors Guild members with interest in or questions about the program should contact us.