FastPencil® Teams with Snowfall4pod Digital® to Launch Avalanche™ a Fully Automated Global Publishing and Distribution Engine for the Enterprise. AVALANCHE connects FastPencil’s easy-to-use writing, editing and publishing tools to Snowfall4pod Digital’s content management & global distribution network.
FastPencil is celebrating National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) with a series of promotions aimed to support and motivate writers toward completing a novel during November.
FastPencil’s integration with Evernote allows users to create a print-ready PDF or eBook in seconds. Users simply take their specific notes – or full notebook – importing them directly into FastPencil’s self-publishing platform. From there, they will be able to edit, collate, format and create a table of contents. Then, they can choose which format they prefer, hit publish and share their newly published content. If users choose to print copies of their book, they can thru the FastPencil platform with their print partnership with Gung-Ho. Members looking to distribute their work will have the ability to utilize FastPencil’s vast distribution network channels including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kindle, iPad, Sony eReaders, and the entire Ingram Network.
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.
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.
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.”