Author Solutions Inc. will transfer jobs from China to its home base in Bloomington as part of an expansion announced today.
The provider of self-publishing services will spend $4.5 million on the consolidation, which will add 140 jobs to its headquarters.
Author Solutions already employs 230 in Bloomington, and another 50 in Indianapolis. It maintained a publishing operation in Shanghai.
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered Author Solutions up to $575,000 in tax credits and up to $100,000 in training grants. Monroe County and the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation also will give the company a property tax abatement.
Author Solutions wants to hire employees for creative, customer service and technology positions.
The company started as AuthorHouse in 1997, then was acquired by California-based Bertram Capital in 2006.
Author Solutions expects to publish nearly 17,000 titles for U.S. distribution this year.