The Latest on AUTHORS, Inc.


by Monica Landers, CEO Authors, Inc. Disrupt Daily  August 10, 2017
So many books, movies, TV series, and multimedia adaptations published by so many studios, publishing houses, and individuals: there have never been so many stories to tell. The pipeline is full; inboxes are overflowing. And audiences are clamoring for … well, what are they, in fact, clamoring for? That’s what publishers and studios need to know…more


Book Business Magazine  Aug 9, 2017

There will never be a day when the words on the pages of a book aren’t the most important part of a book publisher’s work. Yet due to the ubiquity of content and high competition for consumer attention, today more than ever publishers need to be savvy about how they get their books into the hands of consumers and the technology that supports these efforts. To keep pace in an age of accelerated commerce, more


by Mike Cronin, Austin Business Journal  August 7, 2017
A mobile tech firm that incentivizes buying local instead of shopping at national chains raked in $2.9 million. Another $1.9 million went to an AI startup that tries to identify best-selling books..more


by Austin Business Journal  July 25, 2017
An Austin artificial intelligence company says it has an algorithm that can pinpoint the next bestseller. Now it’s partnering with an industry giant to get that technology into the hands of publishers across the nation. In an exclusive interview with ABJ, a company co-founder explains how the deal came together.more


by Poseiden’s Scribe  July 2, 2017
What if a soothsayer could tell you if your manuscript would become a best-seller? If you were a publisher, you’d hire that soothsayer, right?

Throughout the history of the publishing industry, editors and publishers had to make buy-or-reject decisions based on experience and gut feel.

Welcome to the Age of Big Datamore


by Kelly Jackson,  May 31st, 2017
If you‘d have once predicted that a piece of fan fiction inspired by tween vampires and laced with sadomasochism would become one of the bestselling books of all time, your credibility — and sanity — may well have been called into question.  But then, there’s Fifty Shades of Grey.

While author E.L. James isn’t exactly known for her technical skill or style, her stories, it turns out, consist of certain key ingredientsmore


by Cas Proffitt, May 23, 2017
The publishing world has been turned upside down in recent decades by things like blogging, self-publishing, and Kindle. In fact, 70% of book sales were digital in 2017. Of course, you already know the impact of blogs on the proliferation of information–after all, you are here, not reading a physical paper. But media isn’t done changing yet. Artificial intelligence is making strides in the world of publishing and content delivery. It strives to offer insight to authors and readers alike so that content is more


by Molly Flatt, May 12, 2017 offers artificial intelligence-powered software for the entertainment industry that streamlines workflows, amplifies development opportunities, and improves creative decision making. For studios and publishers, the AI predicts market fit, determines bestseller and box office hit potential, identifies target audiences and delivers marketing recommendations through keywords, metadata, comparable titles and audience psychographics. For writers, the AUTHORS cloud-based submissions more


by Sam Dewey, Apr 21st, 2017
Techstars Austin first rolled onto the tech scene in 2013, and it’s been spinning out its fair share of innovative ideas and savvy startups ever since. As recent as this week, 10 additional startups joined the alumni group, topping off the Spring 2017 program with a demo day. The esteemed accelerator program has its motors up and running in cities across the world, but its Austin post is (unsurprisingly) near and dear to our hearts. In honor of its yearly accelerator cohorts, more


by Ian Barker, BetaNews April 14, 2017
Anyone involved in writing books or TV and film scripts knows that whilst the entertainment and publishing sectors are constantly on the look out for the next blockbuster, nobody is quite sure what one actually looks like. A new AI platform called AUTHORS is looking to use machine learning technology to recognize critical insights in original, creative work, to identify its mass audience appeal… more


Booknet Canada, February 24, 2017
A near 14-year veteran in the online retail and tech start-up side of book publishing, Cameron spent six years in global online physical retail fulfillment while working with Ingram, five years in the dragon tail days of Kobo helping direct their international expansion, one bittersweet year with Shelfie, and most recently two years at Booktrack helping build out their catalog in ebooks… more


Romance Junkies, February 14, 2017
We’re very fortunate to host the winner from’s Romance Writing Contest. Read about the contest, the first place winner Time’s Firebird by Rachel Mannino, and read the first chapter!   more


AustinInno, February 1, 2017
Today, we’re unleashing the finalists from our big list of nominations. And, soon, we’ll whittle this list down to 64 companies in the Tech Madness Bracket. The votes are often close, with companies edging each other out by a handful of clicks. more


Where Writers Win, January 10, 2017
Here’s an interesting tidbit just in – BookLife and have partnered to offer a discounted introductory price for AUTHORS’ brand new product, the Intelligent Editorial Analysis (IEA) Report. Powered by machine learning, the report compares individual manuscripts to commercial bestsellers across hundreds of literary, syntactical, and plot-based metrics. … more

BookLife, January 9, 2017
BookLife has partnered with to offer its members the tech company’s new Intelligent Editorial Analysis Report for a discounted introductory price…more

AustinInno, September 13, 2016
by Brent Wistrom
After the company Jan Ryan founded was acquired in 2013, she took some time to explore ways she could give back to the community — a way to help others experience the kind of success she had with Social … more

The Examiner, June 18, 2016
by Theresa Ener
Mention the name Lamar University Press and the first thing people think of is the university newspaper, which makes sense, but only because the average citizen is unaware that Lamar has … more

Built in Austin, June 9, 2016
by Tessa McLean
The number of funded companies with women founders is on the rise nationwide; in 2014, 15.5 percent of funded startups on Crunchbase had at least one female founder … more

Built in Austin, May 19, 2016
by Colin Morris
Twitter can be a super useful tool, giving us access to news, global perspectives and thought leadership from the world’s most notable individuals. But it’s also a great way to make friends and more

Verily Magazine, May 13, 2016
by Maria Walley
Work the room at any networking event long enough, and some conversation is bound to lead to the same question: “Well, you’ve read Lean In, right?. …more

Built in Austin, April 8, 2016
by Colin Morris
In a 1981 interview, the Nobel-prize winning physicist Richard Feynman described himself as “actively irresponsible.” In his view, declining positions on committees, avoiding minutiae and shirking … more

Austin Business Journal, April 5, 2016
by Christopher Calnan
An Austin entrepreneur with a background in journalism and communications has launched a startup developing document management software for literary agents and publishers  … more, February 17, 2016
by Colin Morris
This morning, Techstars Austin announced its first cohort of 2016. We spoke with Managing Director Amos Schwartzfarb for a sneak peak at the 10 companies headed into the three-month program … more, February 10, 2016
Several of the Austin startups generating the most traction right now got a big boost from Techstars in Austin’s accelerator program. Among them, Atlas Wearables, Pivot Freight and LawnStarter … more

Silicon Hill News, February 4, 2016
by Silicon Hills News
For the first time half of the Techstars Austin cohort hails from Austin.
This is the fourth class for the popular Techstar accelerator in Austin and the first one led by its new managing director, Amos  … more, February 2, 2016
by Reedsy News
A month or so ago, we had a nice chat with Monica Landers, the CEO of, a cool startup looking to facilitate the submissions and acquisitions process for authors, agents, and publishers … more

PopOut Magazine, January 27, 2016
by PopOut Who’s Who
With the numbers of authors increasing exponentially in the digital age, it can be difficult for publishers to wade through the throngs of promising writers. Simplifying this sorting process is the job  … more

Publishing Perspectives, December 20, 2015
by Monica Landers
Coming from the tech world, I’ve often heard former colleagues—the type of people who clamor to use the latest software or app for work and play—accuse the publishing industry of being “too  … more

Silicon Hills News, December 17, 2015
by Susan Lahey
Getting a book published the old fashioned way—through the agents and publishers who have the power to lift the work from obscurity—has a lot in common with finding investors for your startup. Just … more, August 10, 2015
by Richard Newton
It is a tradition that persists: the summer beach pilgrimage to catch up on the books that you have been meaning to read all year. Behind the page, however, revolution is under way. It was 2007 when  … more

Where Writers Win, July 5, 2015
by Shari Stauch
Whether you’re published or unpublished, traditionally or indie or self-published, there are always new tools to help you tell more readers about your work, and sell more books! This weekend, as we … more

WordHelper, December 18, 2014

Press Releases

Growth through Investment, Resale Partnership, Data Science Hires, and Board Additions
August 3, 2017 | Austin, TX   AI startup Authors, Inc. has raised financing from LSC Communications. Authors, Inc. and its StoryFitTM technology combine machine learning and natural language processing with sales performance and text-driven marketing insights to increase per-property revenue for the publishing and movie industries. LSC Communications joins Techstars and local angel groups in their investment in the Austin-based media tech startup that will use the new funds to continue its machine learning model development and dynamically expand its business…more

This collaboration creates new solutions and products using machine learning and artificial intelligence to drive discoverability and deliver actionable insights for the Publishing Industry
CHICAGO, IL–(BUSINESS WIRE)– LSC Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LKSD)| JUL 24, 2017, a leader in print and digital media solutions, announced today an equity investment and the signing of a definitive reseller agreement with Authors, Inc., an Austin, Texas based developer of machine learning and artificial intelligence applications for the Publishing Industry.

With the goal of helping to increase publisher revenues, LSC will harness Authors, Inc. technology to offer new services for publishers, including intelligent editorial analysis, automated keyword enhancement and actionable insights. Machine learning and AI help make titles discoverable by recommending keywords, re-calibrating metadata dynamically based on quarterly performance, and assessing content to help predict the next bestseller.


Judges from Top Romance Imprints Select Winners for Prizes, Promotion on Romance Junkies
AUSTIN, TX | FEB. 14, 2017  — Submission Platform and Publishing AI and startup today announced the winners of its “Romance Me” Novel Writing Contest, open to original romance novels not previously published by a traditional publisher. First place went to Time’s Fire Bird by Rachel Mannino; second place to Stripped Bounty by Dorothy F. Shaw; third to Not Even Death by Emerson Clarey.  


Intelligent Editorial Analysis Report Brings Data to the Writing Process
NEW YORK, AUSTIN—January 9, 2017— BookLife and have partnered to offer a discounted introductory price for AUTHORS’ brand new product, the Intelligent Editorial Analysis (IEA) Report. Powered by machine learning, the report compares individual manuscripts to commercial bestsellers across hundreds of literary, syntactical, and plot-based metrics.


Three Winners to Collect Cash Prizes , Publicity, and Consultation Services in Romance Novel Contest
AUSTIN, TEXAS September 26, 2016 – AUTHORS, Inc., creator of, the revolutionary query and submissions service marrying traditional publishing and intelligent machine learning, announced “Romance Me,” a novel competition for romance writers.  …  more

Voting ends September 2
The voting for our proposed panel for the 2017 South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive, “Genuine Doppelgangers: Machine Learning & Creators” went live on August 8. . more

Christen Thompson Joins to Run Marketing, Expand Author Outreach and Account Development
AUSTIN, TEXAS May 1, 2016 –AUTHORS, Inc. is pleased to announce its recent hire of Christen Thompson, who joins as the Marketing Director of AUTHORS. Christen has been an advisor … more

Three standout first-time novels win YA! 2015 Contest
AUSTIN, TEXAS February  3, 2016 – AUTHORS, Inc., creator of, the premier online platform for queries, manuscript submissions and acquisitions discovery, announces Jessica Kelley … more

Big Prizes for YA! 2015 Young Adult Fiction Competition.
AUSTIN, TEXAS November  23, 2015 – AUTHORS, Inc., creator of, the premier online platform for queries, manuscript submissions and acquisitions discovery empowering writers … more

Karina Mikhli Joins To Lead Publisher and Agent Initiatives
AUSTIN, TEXAS November 4, 2015 – AUTHORS, Inc. is pleased to announce its recent hire of Karina Mikhli, who will join the AUTHORS team as Vice President of Publisher Accounts. Within this role … more promises to simplify and accelerate today’s proposal and acquisition landscape.
AUSTIN, TEXAS September 17, 2015 – This month, technology startup Authors, Inc. announces a preview release of their platform to literary agents and publishers. is an online platform … more

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