I don't know why they bothered doing it, but... a moment of silence: Author Services, Inc, October 13, 1981 — sometime in 2015. L. Ron Hubbard's cash pipeline, David Miscavige's first control center, 34 years was long enough already. Good riddance! Author Services, Inc's corporate status is now: MERGED OUT https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_ca/C1057096 So... What does this mean? Is it a sign that Scientology is crumbling? No, it means absolutely nothing. They killed ASI, but legally transferred everything to another corporation (most likely Galaxy Press, Inc, incorporated 2015). Inside the ASI offices, I doubt anyone moved desks and it's still run by the usual suspects: https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_fl/F15000005044 I wonder why they bothered?