FastPencil for budding authors

[CES 2010] They say that everyone has a good book in them, but how many of us have actually taken the time to sit down and pen our thoughts? If you have always wanted to write a book but don’t know how to get around it, how about engaging FastPencil’s service? The company leverages on the current trend of e-book readers and social media, offering an unified online service which streamlines the book publishing process. You can write when you want to on your iPhone, as long as inspiration strikes. Hopefully their servers have decent backup capability though, as it would be a waste to see all your hard work go up in a puff of virtual smoke should anything untoward happen. Once you have completed your book (up till here FastPencil charges you nothing), you can opt to hire their illustrators and designers to package your book for the digital format (or physical media), or choose your own, choosing a variety of marketing channels (Amazon, the traditional bookstore, digital downloads, etc) to push your tome. You don’t even need to think about what e-book format to support with so many e-book readers in the market, as they will do it all for you. Heck, you can even purchase your own ISBN number if you want to, and a certain proceeds of each sale you make goes to FastPencil’s pockets. This makes self-publishing a whole lot easier, eh? Apart from that, you can also take your existing books by sending in a softcopy of your work and they’ll do the rest. Trippin’!

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