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FastPencil = Higher Margins for Authors

Filed under: FastPencil,iBookstore,iPad,publishing — gator1965 @ 9:19 pm

I’m always on the lookout for publishing sources that help writers get published fast and simple…and I discovered FastPencil in a PRNewswire press release.

FastPencil appears to be a great resource for writers so check it out at :

FastPencil Puts Authors on the iPad With New iBookstore Publishing Service
FastPencil Automatically Transforms Digital Content for Easy Distribution to Apple’s iBookstore

Next generation publisher, FastPencil, today expanded sales opportunities for authors by announcing iBookstore distribution. FastPencil makes the process seamless for authors to get their content into any channel by providing them with an end-to-end publishing solution that enables them to write, publish and sell books on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and now the iBookstore for iPad readers.

“With over 2 million iPad units sold already, Apple is revolutionizing the publishing industry,” said Michael “Mash” Ashley, FastPencil Co-Founder and CTO. “Authors want to be part of the revolution, they want their books everywhere. The beauty of FastPencil is that we automatically turn a manuscript into an eBook and put it into the iBookstore as well as Kindle and the entire Ingram Digital network so the author can focus on writing great books.”

The iBookstore, announced this past March in conjunction with the iPad, is reinventing the publishing industry and giving consumers a new avenue for purchasing and accessing literature. FastPencil is dedicated to making it easy, fun and economical for anyone to write a book and the iPad makes it even more profitable to be an author with little cost or risk by providing a new platform to sell books.

“Last year 764,448 titles were produced by self-publishers and just 288,355 titles were published through traditional publishers,” said Steve Wilson, FastPencil Co-Founder and CEO. “With so much happening in the industry right now including new devices, formats and rules of the game, authors need to hedge their bets with a device and format agnostic service that takes care of the transformation for them and future-proofs their work.”

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