FastPencil Press Releases

FastPencil 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.
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.