'Chicken Soup for the Soul’ Co-Author Publishes New Book 'U R the Solution' with FastPencil Premiere

Number One Best-Selling Non-Fiction Book Series Author of All Time, Mark Victor Hansen, Selects Next Generation Publisher for Flexibility and Payback

Dec 07, 2010, 07:13 ET from FastPencil

CAMPBELL, Calif., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- FastPencil today announced the addition of best-selling, self-help author Mark Victor Hansen to FastPencil Premiere, a highly selective publishing imprint for top-tier authors. FastPencil Premiere authors create and publish books, while leveraging next-generation digital publishing services and global retail distribution partnerships. Hansen partnered with FastPencil Premiere for his newest book "U R the Solution," co-authored by TV and motion picture writer-director-producer Bill Froehlich, to address the fear and turmoil that stems from today's social climate, world chaos and financial collapse, and to provide life-altering solutions.

"FastPencil is dedicated to providing best-selling authors with the perfect alternative to publish quality books in record time," said Mark Victor Hansen. "I've seen firsthand many times that publishing a book can be quite grueling, but FastPencil is a whole different story. They invest all their efforts into making the process surprisingly efficient and we are very excited to be publishing our new book with them."

"U R the Solution" is a mesmerizing fable hybrid of both fiction and non-fiction. It is the story of Ashley and Brian, two innocent children, who embark on a spell-binding and courageous odyssey with Tommy, a shadowy, conniving older friend. Wandering way off track, Ashley and Brian find themselves in a world plagued with massive problems that parallel and reflect our times. In this wilderness, they meet AO, a mystical character, who challenges them with thought-provoking questions and uplifts and motivates them on their adventure home. It is a tale packed with practical solutions and true-life stories designed to change the world for the better. "U R the Solution" will be a major motion picture through AngelWorld Entertainment and is now available in eBook formats at Premiere.FastPencil.com and will be available in print at major retailers the week of December 13th.

Co-author Bill Froehlich is a champion in helping people find the right solutions to their problems and jumped at the chance to work with Hansen because of Hansen's ability to connect with people of all walks of life. Froehlich has produced, written and directed motion pictures, TV series, movies and documentaries that have been viewed throughout the world. He has worked with actors such as Paul Newman, George Clooney, Katharine Hepburn, Ron Howard, Robert Wagner, Kurt Russell, Stephanie Powers, Richard Dean Anderson and Suzanne Pleshette and produced smash hits like "MacGyver" and "The Outer Limits."

"The Chicken Soup for the Soul book series was noted as the 'publishing phenomenon of the decade' and forever changed the landscape of self-help books," said Steve Wilson, FastPencil co-founder and CEO. "Mark and Bill have been extremely successful and having them join FastPencil Premiere proves that we offer an unbeatable package for established authors where they can maintain control of their work, publish much faster than anywhere else and have access to higher and more frequent margins."

Hansen and Froehlich join a group of highly acclaimed, well-known authors in the FastPencil Premiere imprint who are already leveraging FastPencil Premiere - including Guy Gilchrist, author of "The Best of Today's Dogg" among many other well-known cartoons and Jim Dratfield, author of almost a dozen popular pet books and owner of the New York City pet photography studio petography.com. Additional authors include Angela Sage Larsen, author of the children's book series, "Good Things Come on Tiny Wings: The Adventures of Petalwink the Fairy" and Steven Pressfield, author of multiple best-selling books including "The Legend of Bagger Vance" and "War of Art." Together they represent the first stellar group of landmark best-selling and established authors and illustrators joining FastPencil Premiere.

Pricing & Availability

"U R The Solution" will be available the week of December 13th at most major retailers for $9.99 in eBook formats and $14.95 in paperback. You can also visit http://www.fastpencil.com/publications/787-U-R-The-Solution.

About FastPencil

FastPencil is leveraging innovative digital-publishing, social media, print-on-demand and e-book distribution technologies to deliver next-generation publishing, offering authors simplicity, more control, speed to market and higher margins. FastPencil.com enables authors to create books online, collaborate, publish and distribute from one engaging, simple, cost-effective solution. Beyond publishing tools and services, FastPencil also maintains a world-class, publishing imprint, FastPencil Premiere, an exclusive line of general interest titles that provides top-tier and best-selling authors all the benefits of FastPencil's services to produce and publish the best of the best in book content. For more information please visit FastPencil.com.

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