Today, Author Solutions announced a strategic partnership with Thomas Nelson to create a unique self-publishing imprint called WestBow Press. Read the press release. This represents a tremendous shift in the way traditional publishers are going to discover emerging authors. That is a good thing. As traditional publishing is contracting and new authors are finding it harder and harder to get published, Thomas Nelson, a well-respected innovator, makes it possible for more authors to get their work in the hands of readers and potentially get picked up by the traditional imprint. Also, to celebrate the launch, WestBow is offering 20% off all packages to the first 20 authors who purchase a publishing package.