Best-Selling Author Selects FastPencil for Next Major Book

Emerging Digital Publishing Technologies Provide New Opportunities for Mid-Tier Authors Who are Choosing Self-Publishing

Jun 23, 2010, 13:11 ET from FastPencil

CAMPBELL, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- FastPencil today announced that international best-selling author Dr. Bill Quain selected FastPencil to publish his next book "Permission to Profit." FastPencil offered Quain, who has sold over 2 million books, an easy-to-use publishing service that provides access to a broad distribution network, direct selling options and new promotional opportunities.

"As a publishing veteran and an experienced author I immediately recognized the amazing opportunities and unparalleled service that FastPencil offers," said Dr. Bill Quain. "Not only does FastPencil have unique yet simple-to-use book creation tools, but they also handle all of the vendor negotiations and delivery details, freeing me up to be creative."  

"Permission to Profit" is Quain's next installment in a successful series of books on networking, marketing and reaching your full potential. Quain, an inductee into both the Self-Publishing Hall of Fame and the Independent Publishers Hall of Fame, has written 18 books and sold millions of copies in 20 languages worldwide. Quain's accomplishments have landed him on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and he previously hosted his own show, "Cooking Without Looking". A former business owner and university professor of marketing, he now travels the world lecturing on his books and methods for leading a well-balanced life – complete with time and money.

"FastPencil is thrilled to welcome Dr. Quain to our network of authors as his decision to join us confirms that FastPencil is the perfect next-generation publisher for accomplished authors," said Steve Wilson, FastPencil CEO. "With the advent of social media, online marketing and the proliferation of digital content, many mid-tier authors are finding that self-publishing is the more profitable option for publishing."

In 2009, self-publishing was up 181 percent from 2008 with over 700,000 titles published compared to under 300,000 titles published through the traditional route. Emerging next-generation publishers such as FastPencil are providing authors of all levels with professional-grade tools and services that they otherwise could not access.

FastPencil has democratized publishing and is providing authors with access to an end-to-end solution that puts more money in writers' pockets by stripping out the cost and complexity of traditional publishing. By blending social media, marketing, production and distribution authors can sell more books and maintain complete control of their content creation, price, distribution decisions and sales activity every step of the way. FastPencil has secured deals with thousands of book and eBook retailers, ensuring that each of their authors' books are available to the broadest possible audience. In addition, FastPencil's write-once, publish anywhere approach guarantees an author's book can be read anywhere today and in the future.

Pricing and Availability

"Permission to Profit" is available for purchase in print for $13.95 or as an eBook for $9.99 here:

FastPencil Features:

  • Free book writing tools
  • Professional book design templates
  • Import manuscripts, turn blogs to books or write collaborative stories
  • Connect and share through Twitter, Facebook, Gmail, AOL, Yahoo and MSN
  • Author concierge services including consulting, design services and formatting
  • Collaborate with your book creation team, personal network of friends or industry professionals
  • Integrated self-publishing wizard for step-by-step assistance
  • Print on Demand or to eBook formats
  • Wide distribution including iBookstore, Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About FastPencil

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

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