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.
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.
Today FastPencil announced the launch of “World Enough, and Time” – the first title in the classic sci-fi series “New World Trilogy,” a spell-binding, fantasy adventure trilogy written by New York Times multiple best-selling author James Kahn, who is known for his books “Return of the Jedi,” “Poltergeist” and “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.” “World Enough, and Time” carries the highly selective FastPencil PREMIERE imprint reserved for best-selling authors and experts.
Barnes & Noble, the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, and FastPencil, today announced a merchandising partnership that provides FastPencil’s authors with unique access to merchandising programs on NOOK® devices, NOOK reading apps, on BN.com and in Barnes & Noble stores.
Companies can now license the FastPencil publishing engine to convert content to ebook and print formats instantly by using FastPencil’s proprietary book-building software, including secure version control and pre-established distribution and sales channels. By using FastPencil’s powerful technology, companies can cut costs, decrease time-to-market and publish books and ebooks with just a few clicks.