FastPencil Media Coverage:
Shaking Up the Publishing Industry
FastPencil in the News
“FastPencil, the fastest, easiest way to write and publish your book, recently received the third annual Innovation Award from the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) at the 2014 BookExpo America. The IDPF's Innovation Award recognizes the best-of-breed technology solution among numerous exhibitors at BEA each year. In addition to the newest version of the platform, FastPencil also unveiled two exciting new ventures during BEA.”
“FastPencil, the fastest, easiest way to write and publish your book, has announced the addition of Photo Book functionality to its publishing platform. Perfect for professional photographers looking to share their work or parents trying to chronicle their children’s lives, Photo Books by FastPencil are the most convenient way to create and professionally showcase your most cherished photos.”
PRINTWEEK | Taopix enters exclusive partnership with FastPencil By Pamela Mardle | Tuesday, 19 February 2013
“Fastpencil is being treated like a traditional publisher from the perspective of their B&N partners, but they are much more nimble and author-friendly. Unlike a traditional publisher, there is no “slush pile”, no rejection or limbo for works submitted.”
B&N and Fastpencil Team Up to Change Publishing – Gear Diary – July 28, 2012
“Self-publishing company FastPencil is offering some of its authors who pay for its service a better chance to get their books into Barnes & Noble retail stores and featured on Nook merchandising platforms. FastPencil hopes that the offering will help set it apart from free self-publishing platforms like Amazon’s KDP.
“Barnes & Noble is excited to partner with FastPencil to bring quality, independently published books to our readers,” B&N VP digital content Theresa Horner said in a statement.”
Self-publishing company FastPencil gives some authors more access to Barnes & Noble By Laura Hazard Owen – July 26, 2012
“FastPencil and Barnes & Noble have announced a deal that will see FastPencil's titles carried in Barnes & Noble bookstores as well as in Nook bookshelf merchandising.
As part of the deal, FastPencil will meet quarterly with B&N buyer's and present a number of its titles. FastPencil has three imprints: Premier (for established, top-tier authors like Mercer Mayer and Steven Pressfield), Wavecrest (for mid-tier authors), and FastPencil.com.”
Barnes & Noble and FastPencil Announce Agreement – Publishers Weekly – July 26, 2012
“If limited distribution to e-bookstores and not bricks-and-mortar retail stores, where most books are sold, is a problem for aspiring self-published authors, FastPencil has a solution.
Since the first quarter of this year, the Campbell, Calif.-based self-publishing platform has been selling a limited selection of its books in Barnes & Noble, Hudson News, Costco, Target and other stores. A new partnership announced today by FastPencil and Barnes & Noble will give the self-publishing platform’s authors additional opportunities to be marketed and sold through Barnes & Nobles’s channels.”
Self-Publishing Platform FastPencil Expands Print Partnership With Barnes & Noble By Jeremy Greenfield – July 26, 2012
“Self-publishing used to be the option of last resort for frustrated authors, but more and more authors are abandoning the frustrations of the traditional publishing industry in favor of the immediacy and creative control of self-publishing. Now that self-publishing and digital publishing have garnered some long overdue respect in the publishing industry, one of the last hurdles for indie authors is getting their print editions in front of browsing consumers in brick and mortar bookstores.”
FastPencil and B&N Partner to Put Indie Authors’ Books in Physical Stores By Mercy Pilkington – July 26, 2012
“Book self-publishing platform FastPencil has closed a merchandising partnership with bookstore giant Barnes & Noble, the company revealed today. While the deal has been under negotiation for some time and soft launched a few months ago, the company has now made the union official.”
Self-publishing platform FastPencil inks partnership with Barnes & Noble By Anna Heim – July 26, 2012
“VentureBeat spoke to FastPencil’s chief executive Steve Wilson about the deal.
“We’ll publish several thousand books this year,” Wilson told VentureBeat. “And we’ve got three different imprints under which we publish.””