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Recorded Books and FastPencil Brings Self-Publishing Platform to Public Libraries

>PRWEB.COM Newswire

Prince Frederick, MD (PRWEB) July 02, 2013

Recorded Books, the world’s largest independent producer of audiobooks, is set to begin distribution of FastPencil for Libraries, a self-publishing platform that enables aspiring authors to independently create books, collaborate, publish and distribute their works from one engaging and simple to use online service.

“This unique service is a game-changer in the publishing and library industry,” said Rich Freese, Recorded Books president and CEO. “FastPencil for Libraries removes the hurdles that inherently come with traditional book publishing, making it possible for authors to collaborate with their local library to write and publish their own books.”

FastPencil's powerful technology provides libraries with an end-to-end publishing network that helps authors write, manage, convert, distribute and sell books and eBooks. With access to robust management capabilities, libraries can also ingest, store and post library content to patrons.

“Eighty percent of people aspire to write a book in this country, and we are excited to have the opportunity to offer library members all the tools necessary to publish their story, no matter what it is,” said Steve Wilson, FastPencil CEO and cofounder.

For more information regarding Recorded Books’ FastPencil for Libraries service, email fastpencil(at)recordedbooks(dot)com or call 1-877-828-2833.

About Recorded Books

Recorded Books, LLC is a leading provider of library services around the world, the largest independent producer of unabridged audiobooks, and a distributor of other audio products. Recorded Books delivers its products as both physical media (CDs and Playaway digital players) and via OneClickdigital, a downloading service featuring professionally narrated English- and Spanish-language audiobooks for adults, children and young adults, and soon to feature eBooks. Through RBdigital, Recorded Books also offers a host of educational and entertainment services, including digital magazines, language-learning programs, software training, and database services. Recorded Books is a division of Haights Cross Communications. For more information, visit

About Haights Cross Communications

Haights Cross Communications encompasses several top imprints that meet the diverse needs of every classroom and school and public library. Triumph Learning is the leading publisher of standards-aligned, K–12 instructional materials and proven curriculum solutions—serving 21st-century learners with a mix of interactive digital tools and innovative student texts. Recorded Books delivers the highest quality recordings of unabridged literature, college lectures, language learning courses, digital magazines, and much more.

About FastPencil

FastPencil powers publishing by enabling authors, publishers and enterprise customers to write, design, publish and sell books in print and digital formats through their proprietary Software as a Service (SaaS) platform. FastPencil’s next generation collaboration and distribution solutions produce quality books at any volume with simplicity, control, speed to market and higher margins. FastPencil also offers enterprises and publishers a customizable platform to create books, manage content and develop imprints for unique branding. Content from thousands of authors is managed under three publishing imprints: PREMIERE, Wavecrest and FastPencil PREMIERE houses a world-class, exclusive line of general interest titles by best-selling authors. The Wavecrest imprint offers packaged services and bookstore exposure to professional writers who have a strong community following and is optimized for all do-it-yourself authors. For more information, please visit

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