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Engadget.com
Evernote turns your prose into published books | July 30, 2014
“Looking to get that novel you've been plugging away at in your "spare time" published with ease? Well, Evernote now offers an option for doing just that, thanks to a partnership with FastPencil. The note-taking and productivity repository allows you to send individual entries or complete notebooks to the DIY publisher's service.”



Evernote.com
Publish Books Instantly From Evernote | July 29, 2014
“For many authors, Evernote is the place where ideas are assembled into words and manufactured into stories. The white canvas of a note is a comfortable place to pour out prose and organize the elements of a publication into place. Now, with an integration by FastPencil, authors have a full-fledged tool to create and distribute a book in Evernote, from start to publish.”



BookWorks.com
Self-Publishing Authors take to the Cloud with FastPencil | July 18, 2014
“Most of the technological advancements in publishing have occurred during the last decade. The shift from print to digital, from brick ‘n mortar stores to online marketplaces and from computer-based storage to the Cloud bode well for self-publishing authors who are interested in getting their work from pen to fans quicker and with greater ease... Previously, only available to traditional publishing houses, today we talk to Steve Wilson, founder and president of FastPencil, whose cloud-based platform addresses the independent writing community’s needs.”



Yahoo! Finance
FastPencil Receives 2014 Innovation Award from the International Digital Publishing Forum at BookExpo America | June 10, 2014
“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.”



TechCrunch.com
Nook Debuts Nook Press, A New Self-Publishing Platform To Compete With Kindle Direct Publishing | April 8, 2013
“Barnes & Noble subsidiary Nook today announced the launch of Nook Press, a self-publishing platform to help the e-reader and e-book seller attract more self-publishing authors. The platform will help Nook compete with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, providing a content creation and management tool that builds on Barnes & Noble’s aging PubIt! platform with tools designed in partnership with self-publishing company FastPencil.”



Gear Diary
B&N and FastPencil Team Up to Change Publishing | July 28, 2012
“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.”



CNN Money
Self-publishing company FastPencil gives some authors more access to Barnes & Noble By Laura Hazard Owen | July 26, 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.”



Publishers Weekly
Barnes & Noble and FastPencil Announce Agreement | 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: Premiere (for established, top-tier authors like Mercer Mayer and Steven Pressfield), Wavecrest (for mid-tier authors), and FastPencil.com.”