Author Services Inc.


Author Services Inc.

Author Services Inc. (ASI) is a literary agency in Hollywood, California that represents only one author, the late Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Church of Spiritual Technology. [ [http://www.sc-i-r-s-ology.pair.com/documents/1993-10-01closingagrmt.html#irsorder IRS-Scientology Closing Agreement] , 1993-10-01]

ASI was incorporated as a for-profit company in the state of California on October 13, 1981 and is located in Los Angeles, at 7051 Hollywood Blvd. ASI pays a substantial portion of its income to the Church of Spiritual Technology, a non-profit corporation also based in California.

Since its incorporation ASI manages L. Ron Hubbard's personal, business and literary affairs. After Hubbard’s death in 1986, ASI continued to represent his literary and musical works worldwide.

ASI administers and holds the Writers and Illustrators of the Future contest. The contest had been established and sponsored by Hubbard in 1983 and since was supported by Science-Fiction writers such as Robert Silverberg, Kevin J. Anderson, Larry Niven, Frederik Pohl, Gene Wolfe, Orson Scott Card and others. [ [http://www.writersofthefuture.com/history.htm History of "Writers of the Future"] ]

ASI also sells book cover prints and special editions. [ [http://www.asirights.com/aboutasi.htm ASI International Rights Catalogue] ] In 2005 ASI received a verification certificate from Guinness World Records on behalf of L. Ron Hubbard for being the "most translated author" in the world. [ [http://www.thebookstandard.com/bookstandard/news/author/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001476331 The Book Standard of 9 November 2005] ]

While ASI presents Hubbard's fiction and secular works under the Galaxy Press label, his Scientology-related writings are represented by Bridge Publications (New Era Publications outside North America).

Notes

Additional sources

* [http://www.ex-cult.org/Groups/Scientology/sandiego.txt Hubbard Hot Author Status Called Illusion] (Mike McIntyre, "San Diego Union" April 15, 1990, p1)

External links

* [http://www.authorservicesinc.com/ Official web site]
* [http://www.sc-i-r-s-ology.pair.com/documents/1981-10-13asiinc.html Information on ASI connection to the CST] (Sc-I-R-S-Ology)
* [http://www.asirights.com/news.htm News Site of ASI showing their worldwide activities]
* [http://www.ansible.co.uk/writing/hubbard.html Strange Vibrations] David Langford about ASI's activities during Conspiracy '87, the 1987 Worldcon.


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