Print and digital wholesaler Baker & Taylor has reached an agreement with self-publishing house Author Solutions to provide print services for its authors through TextStream, B&T’s print-on-demand and short-run printing service. Author Solutions has grown into one of the country’s largest self-publishing book operations with a catalog of more than 125,000 titles.

B&T’s agreement with Author Solutions will allow TextStream to fulfill print orders—from a few copies at a time to larger short-run orders—for AS clients through B&T’s network of 44,000 retail and library accounts. Author Solutions subsidiary units include its iUniverse, Xlibris and Trafford Publishing imprints.

B&T launched the TextStream POD service in October. Baker & Taylor CEO Tom Morgan said, “TextStream empowers publishers to operate more efficiently and cost-effectively—by printing books as they are sold.”

Kevin Weiss, CEO and president of Author Solutions, said “We chose to partner with Baker & Taylor because of its broad reach to customers around the globe and its wide range of marketing programs for publishers and because of TextStream’s flexibility and wide options of printing formats.”