FastPencil Receives 2014 Innovation Award from the International Digital
Publishing Forum at BookExpo America
CAMPBELL, Calif., June 10, 2014
CAMPBELL, Calif., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --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.
"We are truly honored by the committee's decision to award us with this
distinguished accolade," said Steve Wilson, co-founder and President of
FastPencil. "We pride ourselves on being on the cutting-edge of
self-publishing platforms and offering a product that resonates with writers
for its diverse functionality and ease of use.Our latest instance of this
platform, shared at BEA and winner of this award, demonstrates our continued
momentum within the publishing industry and the unique differentiators of our
IDPF Executive Director Bill McCoy presented Wilson with the award on May 26
during a special ceremony during the IDPF's Digital Book conference at BEA.
Each exhibitor at the Digital Book conference was evaluated by a panel of
several industry veterans and experts. Judges noticed and recognized
FastPencil's unique user interface, ease of use, quality end product and vast
In addition to the newest version of the platform, FastPencil also unveiled
two exciting new ventures during BEA. The first is that FastPencil has
partnered with World's Best Story to uncover the next big blockbuster story
via a social contest. Aspiring authors will be reviewed and voted on by a
community of readers, and, ultimately, hand-selected by a panel of
best-selling authors. The grand prize winner will have his or her title
published by FastPencil PREMIERE, FastPencil's best-selling author imprint
service which has represented authors such as Mercer Mayer, Steven Pressfield
and Mark Victor Hansen.
FastPencil also shared a new partnership with On Demand Books, creators of the
patented Espresso Book Machine technology, which will be branded as
SelfEspress. Launching this summer, the new SelfEspress tool provides writers
the ability to instantly create, publish and print their work through the
platform, than instantly print their book on an Espresso Book machine in one
of many retail locations.
FastPencil is leveraging the disruptive trends of self-publishing, social
media, print-on-demand, and eBook distribution to deliver a new unified online
service that streamlines the book publishing process, offering more control
and higher margins for authors. The FastPencil writing and publishing service
enables authors to create books online, collaborate, publish, and distribute
from one engaging, simple, cost-effective solution. For more information
please visit FastPencil.com.
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in content management and customization in new and traditional media. It also
publishes books under three brands, offering award-winning content and
thousands of titles. Founded in 1824, Courier is headquartered in North
Chelmsford, Massachusetts. For more information, visit http://www.courier.com.
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