Overview

Top 5 Reasons to Sign Up Now

  1. It's Free! You only pay for services and books.
  2. Generous royalties 80% net profit—reported right to your account dashboard.
  3. Easy-to-use writing software is as simple and sophisticated as MS Word. Use it to write, edit, and convert your manuscript into multiple sizes and ebook and print book formats.
  4. Wide distribution channels; publish everywhere at once! (Amazon.com, Kindle, BarnesandNoble.com, Nook, Apple iBookstore, Ingram Digital, Kobo, plus hundreds more!)
  5. Our professional author services—both a la carte and packaged—help you start, refine, and complete your book project quickly.

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Getting Started

New Writing Project

New Project Import

  • PDF Upload
  • Word docs upload / by chapters

Write

Authors

Publishers

  • Small Publisher Accounts

Chapters

Saving

Templates

Importing

Images

Tables

Symbols

Blogs

  • Limits

Search

Revisions

Superscript or Subscript for bibliography or footnotes

Design

Cover

Spine

Back Cover

Connect

With Friends

With Service Providers

With FastPencil

Publish

Metadata

Title page

Description

Categorization

Legal

Dedication

Formats

Distribution

  • Private
  • Marketplace
  • Wide Disribution one format
  • Wide Distribution 2 formats
  • Wide Distribution more than 2 formats

Size and template

Paper and binding

Book cover

Review

Prices

Final review

Payment

  • Shipping Address
  • Billing address
  • Coupons
  • Shipping Services
  • Shipping fees

Printing

  • Timeline
  • Quality

Shipping

  • Timeline
  • Quality

Returns

Sell

Distribution

  • 3rd party retailers
  • Where your book is distributed
  • What the royalty splits are
  • Why the FP Marketplace makes you the most money
  • Connect More, Sell more

BookBuy Page & BookBuy Widget

Book Preview

Sell Sheets and other Marketing Collateral

Bulk discounts and offset runs

Royalties

Marketplace

Purchasing a book

How to read Ebooks on your Kindle

Book Preview

Instructional Video

FastPencil TV Video Tutorials on YouTube

Check out FastPencilTV for step-by-step Video Tutorials of the FastPencil workflow—from project set-up and writing to publishing and promotion.

  1. Introduction
  2. Account Setup
  3. Start a New Project
  4. Importing Blog Posts
  5. Working with Others
  6. Preview Templates
  7. Publishing
  8. The FastPencil Marketplace
  9. The FastPencil Community

Alternatively you can view the entire series here

Instructional Audio

FastPencil Tip Talks

#1 Featuring Matthew Bennett and FastPencil Founder Mash

At FastPencil, we recognize the significant distinction between creating your dream book and selling it. We want to ensure that the largest possible audience will share your vision and hear your voice. Still, so many of our members have expressed frustration with traditional book distribution methods and the challenges of today’s marketplace. With this in mind, we're hosting self-publishing marketing expert Matthew Bennett as our guest speaker.

You'll learn about:

  1. The importance of your cover design
  2. Professional editing
  3. Sales, marketing & public relations

#2 Featuring Bill Quain and FastPencil Founder Mash

You'll learn about how to become an Amazon Best Seller from Bill Quain (author of 20+ books) and Mash (FastPencil CTO) through:

  1. The importance of your categories
  2. Physical vs digital book formats
  3. Sales, marketing & public relations

FastPencil Tips

Facebook

Did you know you can login to FastPencil using your Facebook login? It's fast, easy and lets you share your progress with friends!

Speakers

Many professional speakers use FastPencil to publish books to sell at their speaking engagements. Just grab your notes, throw them into FastPencil, fill in some stories and publish. Your audience will love you for it!

Teachers

We have seen many teachers use FastPencil to help their class publish a book of poetry or short stories. It's a fun and easy way to get your students working together, and they can publish and get a copy to save forever!

Expand your experiences

Write about what you know, while you're brewing up your masterpiece. You can have lots of projects going on at the same time on FastPencil. Look around and start a project about something you love, like gardening, or stories your Dad used to tell you...it's a fun way to keep writing, and you can quickly and easily turn these into eBooks.

E-books

It's better to publish 10 short eBooks on topics you know, then to publish one huge eBook on multiple topics. Get your ideas out fast and build up a following of readers and fans.

Revisions

If you happen to do a bunch of writing one night, after a few glasses of wine, and you come back the next day to find your story has taken a turn for the worse... have no fear! Just use the Revisions link and you can roll back to your previous version with one click.

Organize your thoughts

Write fast, edit last

Power of Three!

Marketing Ideas

Essentials

Why publish with FastPencil?

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