SOURCE: Author Solutions, Inc.
BLOOMINGTON, IN--(Marketwire - Jun 11, 2012) - Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI), the world leader in indie book publishing, today announced that author Alyson Mead has signed a deal with Tagline Pictures, the producers behind the hit USA Network television series "PSYCH" with a first-look deal at NBC Universal's Universal Cable Productions, to develop her book, "Searching for Sassy: An L.A. Phone Psychic's Tales of Life, Lust & Love" as a potential television series.
Alyson Mead was originally discovered at Book-to-Screen PitchFest New York, an Author Solutions, Inc. event, where over 150 authors were each given the opportunity to turn their books into pitches for entertainment executives. Mead's "Searching for Sassy" pitch generated interest from four companies, and ultimately she found a home with Tagline Pictures.
"What we love about the novel 'Searching for Sassy' is how the author pulls the curtain back on the fascinating world of a delightfully original and quirky character. It's the perfect foundation for building a great television series, and we look forward to taking it out into the marketplace," said Kelly Kulchak, president of Tagline TV.
"My book is a collection of some of my wildest and most interesting experiences as a single psychic living in the big city," said Mead. "I've always envisioned my life as episodes in a television series and am so happy Tagline Pictures is interested in making that dream a real possibility."
ASI has also announced that Book-to-Screen Pitch Fest will be coming to Los Angeles in July of 2012. Currently PitchFest is available exclusively to ASI and ASI partner imprint authors. For more information about ASI, ASI's partner brands or for information about self-publishing, visit www.authorsolutions.com.
About Author Solutions, Inc.
Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI) is owned by Bertram Capital and is the world leader in indie book publishing. ASI's leading self-publishing imprints -- AuthorHouse, AuthorHouse UK, iUniverse, Palibrio, Trafford Publishing and Xlibris -- have helped more than 150,000 authors self-publish, promote and bring to market more than 190,000 new titles. Through strategic alliances with leading trade publishers, ASI is making it possible to develop new literary talent efficiently and provide authors with a platform for bringing their books to market. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, ASI's global reach includes imprints developed specifically for authors in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.authorsolutions.com, and follow @authorsolutions on Twitter for the latest news.