FastPencil, the fastest, easiest way to write and publish your book, is celebrating National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) with a series of promotions aimed to support and motivate writers toward completing a novel during November. Most notably, FastPencil is hosting a contest to provide one lucky writer with a consultation from FastPencil Premiere author and self-publishing guru Angela Sage Larsen. Writers can learn how to enter the contest, as well as view other NaNoWriMo promotions, by visiting FastPencil.com/NaNoWriMo.
Ingram Content Group Inc. and Courier Corporation today announced that they will be working together to offer an array of global content services for publisher clients. Courier will use Ingram’s print-on-demand and digital distribution services, and Ingram will use Courier’s printing capabilities to streamline workflow and speed delivery to retailers and readers worldwide.
Through this relationship, Courier will now offer an expanded range of print-on-demand and distribution services, both for its mainstream publishing customers and for self-publishers. At the same time, Courier Publishing imprints such as Dover Publications will use Ingram’s Print To Order channel capabilities to make backlist titles available immediately throughout Ingram’s global distribution network.
Courier Corporation (Nasdaq: CRRC), one of America’s leading innovators in book manufacturing and content management, today announced that it has acquired FastPencil, Inc., a developer of end-to-end, cloud-based content management technology.
Leveraging technology from partner FastPencil, and designed with input from PubIt! authors, NOOK Press now offers unique collaboration, content creation and publishing tools in an elegant and intuitive interface. With NOOK Press, Barnes & Noble continues its long tradition of connecting authors with great stories to millions of readers.
FastPencil announces the release of a new book about the man poised to become China’s new President, Xi Jinping, and his wife, Peng Liyuan. "Together They Hold Up the Sky" offers a fascinating look into a new era for China and its citizens.
Auto-Graphics, Inc., a leading provider of tools, technologies and services that enable libraries to create, manage and provide personalized access to print and digital collections, and FastPencil today announced a partnership that provides library patrons with access to FastPencil’s book publishing engine through its Library Management Platform™. Library members will have the ability to use FastPencil’s next-generation publishing platform to write, design, publish and sell books in print and digital formats directly through their local libraries.
“Even after many decades of writing and illustrating children’s books, I still get new ideas for ‘Little Critter” adventures every day,” said author Mercer Mayer. “I’m always doodling and writing new storylines, and it has been a pleasure to work with FastPencil to publish my content. I know my dedicated fans and new readers will enjoy following ‘Little Critter’ as he learns about playing nice in the series’ first title, ‘Fair Play.’”
Today FastPencil announced the launch of Little Monster “Home, School and Work Book,” the third title in the “Classic Collectibles” four-book series by treasured illustrator and author Mercer Mayer. “Home, School and Work Book” carries the highly selective FastPencil PREMIERE imprint reserved for best-selling authors.
Today FastPencil announced the launch of “Static Demagogue” by first-time author Rhys Thomas. The book, a thriller about a woman’s quest for justice, is through FastPencil’s self-publishing imprint, a platform offering aspiring writers a technology-driven engine to publish content with ease.
Taking place during the Feminist movement, “Static Demagogue” is an edgy and fictional story about Amory Du Brokker, an unapologetic murderer who targets women with no consequence. He is a public figure, radio show host and previously worked with Germany’s Ministry for State Security, or commonly known as “Stasi.”
Today FastPencil announced the launch of “The Legend of Chris Moose: A Christmas Story,” a fun-filled holiday tale by Allen Northcutt, with illustrations by renowned artist Christie Morris. The book is through FastPencil’s Wavecrest imprint (in partnership with Old Stone Press of Louisville, Ky.), which offers services and bookstore exposure to writers with strong community followings.
“The Legend of Chris Moose” is a tale of 11 friends who love Ugly, an amiable but tattered moose. A Christmas Eve party at Momma and Poppa Bears’ house ends with Ugly saving the day and being renamed Chris Moose because the name sounds like Christmas, which is what Chris’ spirit is all about.
Northcutt is a first-time author, highly decorated U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot, Vietnam War veteran and retired investment banker.