FastPencil Inks Deal With Evernote So Users Can Self-Publish Ebooks

[Press Release]

FastPencil Creates Print Books and eBooks from Evernote Notes Instantly

New feature is first to enable Evernote users to easily import, self-publish and distribute notes as an eBook or print book regardless of device, location or previous publishing experience

FastPencil, the fastest, easiest way to write and self-publish books, announced today they are offering all Evernote users the ability to instantly self-publish their notes using the FastPencil platform for ingestion, book building, transition to print and eBooks formats, online distribution and selling of the finished book. Available today, Evernote users can immediately take their notes and import them into FastPencil to create and publish in an eBook or PDF in a matter of seconds. The work can then be shared via the web or distributed through FastPencil’s publishing packages.

“This is an exciting partnership because it allows millions of Evernote users the opportunity to publish their work seamlessly through the FastPencil platform and push their book out in multiple formats,” said Steve Wilson, co-founder and President of FastPencil. “When we talk about bringing the capabilities of e-publishing to the masses, this is exactly what we mean and we couldn’t be happier to have such an amazing advocate in Evernote.”

FastPencil’s integration with Evernote allows users to create a print-ready PDF or eBook in seconds. Users simply take their specific notes – or full notebook – importing them directly into FastPencil’s self-publishing platform. From there, they will be able to edit, collate, format and create a table of contents. Then, they can choose which format they prefer, hit publish and share their newly published content. If users choose to print copies of their book, they can thru the FastPencil platform with their print partnership with Gung-Ho. Members looking to distribute their work will have the ability to utilize FastPencil’s vast distribution network channels including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kindle, iPad, Sony eReaders, and the entire Ingram Network.

“Evernote is a powerful writing tool and this relationship further reinforces this,” says Chris Traganos, director of developer relations. “This integration provides writers and creatives with an effective way to publish their life’s work from Evernote with Fast Pencil.”

To learn more about using Evernote and FastPencil to publish your book, please visit fp.fastpencil.com/signup-evernote

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. In 2013, FastPencil was purchased by Courier. For more information please visit FastPencil.com.

About Courier
Courier Corporation is America’s second largest book manufacturer and a leader in content management and customization in new and traditional media. It also publishes books under three brands, offering award-winning content and thousands of titles. Founded in 1824, Courier is headquartered in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.courier.com.

About Gung-Ho
Gung-Ho Company is a market leader in the manufacturing and fulfillment of printing, packaging, discs, and media products. Gung-Ho specializes in turnkey software manufacturing, on demand publishing, e-commerce, order management, digital content delivery, and physical product fulfillment. Gung-Ho has maintained profitability, operated without incurring any debt, and has never lost a client based upon its quality or performance since it was founded in 1999. Gung-Ho is headquartered in Incline Village, Nevada, and has a Silicon Valley sales office in Cupertino, California. For more information about Gung-Ho, visit the corporate website at www.gung-ho.com.

2 thoughts on “FastPencil Inks Deal With Evernote So Users Can Self-Publish Ebooks

  1. Michael W. Perry

    Excuse me while I go to the restroom.

    \Kawoosh….\

    Ah, that feels better.

    Now I must ask myself why I’m sickened by the thought that every twit and blowhard with an Evernote account can now do this:

    \Members looking to distribute their work will have the ability to utilize FastPencil’s vast distribution network channels including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kindle, iPad, Sony eReaders, and the entire Ingram Network.\

    Perhaps because the thought of glutting every publishing outlet with ill-digested trash is as disgusting as the thought of someone driving down the highway hurling garbage out the window of their car.

    Just because technology has eliminated the traditional gatekeepers–publishers, agents and editors–doesn’t mean we need these greedy little replacements-for-vanity publishers smashing down all the barriers and claiming: \“This is an exciting partnership because it allows millions of Evernote users the opportunity to publish their work seamlessly through the FastPencil platform and push their book out in multiple formats.\

    Years ago, I sometimes participated in focus groups at Microsoft about new product ideas. Why, I asked myself, did so many of my fellow participants seem to be such idiots? At one session, which was to be about a new version of their Office suite, I showed up intent on convinced the company to create products that looked more attractive and were less gaudy. I was drowned out by a guy who wanted everything to be even more glaring and exaggerated. At another, a twit with a squeaky voice suggest making Office act like a close friend. Again I wanted to gag. Software is and ought to remain a tool.

    Then the reason came to me. I was there because researching a book meant I had no full-time job. Some (not all) of the others in these focus groups were there because they were such losers, no one wanted to give them a job. They were desperate for money.

    That’s what I see this Evernote-FastPencil partnership doing. Every loser with either no job or nothing to do at the job he has will spout forth nonsense, much as they did at those focus groups. Those who have something to say that needs to be heard, either in fiction or non-fiction, will be drowned about by the racket from these rancorous turkeys. It’s not just that independent authors will be discredited either. All publishing will be buried in this sea of Evernote-to-FastPencil trash.

    And by the way, it took a couple of more versions of Office before Microsoft got the message I was trying to convey that their products needed to look attractive and not attempt to gain a Best Friends Forever status.

    –Michael W. Perry, Inkling Books

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