"Little Monster Fun and Learn Book" by Mercer Mayer Now Available Through FastPencil PREMIERE

Beloved Children's Book Author & Illustrator Releases New Book, More Titles Out this Spring

Oct 18, 2011, 10:41 ET from FastPencil

CAMPBELL, Calif., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FastPencil announced the launch of a new Classic Collectible "Little Monster" title, "Fun and Learn Book," by celebrated children's book author Mercer Mayer. The book, published by FastPencil's selective imprint, FastPencil PREMIERE, is now available in print and digital formats in major bookstores and online. Two additional "Little Monster" books will be available next spring through the FastPencil PREMIERE line.

"Little Monster Fun and Learn Book" emphasizes early education and provides readers with learning fun in ABC's, counting, enjoying bedtime and traveling through the neighborhood. Readers will join Little Monster as he plays and learns about numbers, letters and words with Mayer's entertaining illustrations.

"My family and friends are a constant source of inspiration so ideas are always popping up in my head for stories and I'm thrilled to introduce a new story that facilitates learning in a fun and entertaining way," said Mercer Mayer. "I'm also excited to release two additional titles that will be out early next year. These stories will offer a new avenue for parents to teach valuable lessons to their children."

Out next spring, the second title, "Home, School and Work Book," follows Little Monster through all sorts of funny adventures at work, exciting activities at school and all corners of the home. The third and final "Little Monster" title, "Word Book with Mother Goose," covers everything from music, pets, sports, birthdays, seasons and holidays to feelings, colors and numbers – combined with classic Mother Goose rhymes. All three books form a perfect permanent home-library collection that every teacher, librarian, parent and child will want to collect and cherish for years to come.

"For decades, Mercer Mayer's books have been in homes, classrooms and libraries across the globe and we're excited to work with Mercer to publish these three new 'Little Monster' Classic Collectibles," said Steve Wilson, FastPencil co-founder and CEO. "We're ecstatic to release these new stories so families can have additional new titles from Mercer. His Little Monster and Little Critter characters are well-known and beloved by everyone."

Mayer also signed an additional multi-book publishing deal with FastPencil PREMIERE, bringing to life a completely new series, "Big Little Critter Books." The series will cover the areas of behavior, character building, and life lessons in humorous, entertaining and comforting ways. The titles include "Fair Play," "My Family," "Helping Out," "On the Go" and "Staying Well" and the books will begin to roll out summer of 2012.

Mercer is one of the many best-selling authors signed by FastPencil PREMIERE due to its proprietary partnerships in technology and distribution, speed to press, wider market reach, higher author royalties and greater transparency throughout the publishing process.

Pricing & Availability

"Fun and Learn Book" is now available for $16.95 – as well as in e-book format for $4.99 – at FastPencil http://premiere.fastpencil.com/mercer-mayer and at Barnes and Noble and other major bookstores and retailers, as well as online ecommerce retailers such as Amazon.

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.

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