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2011-07-20 09:10:00

CAMPBELL, Calif., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, FastPencil announced the launch of a new book, "The Debrief Imperative: Fighter Pilots and The Secret Tool That Is Transforming Businesses The World Over," by best-selling author James D. Murphy and business partner William M. Duke. The title is now offered in print and digital formats in the FastPencil Marketplace and is coming to major bookstores and online retailers in September. "The Debrief Imperative" is part of the...

2011-05-03 09:10:00

CAMPBELL, Calif., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FastPencil announced today that award-winning cartoonist and children's book author Guy Gilchrist's book, "The Best of Today's Dogg," is available in print and digital formats in major bookstores and online, with a portion of proceeds being donated by Gilchrist to pet organizations. Gilchrist, who signed with FastPencil PREMIERE last fall, is part of a growing number of best-selling authors signing with PREMIERE for its speed to press, wider...

2011-04-26 09:10:00

CAMPBELL, Calif., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FastPencil announced today that renowned and fine art photographer and FastPencil PREMIERE author, Jim Dratfield, will launch his "Dogphoria" book tour and paw signings this spring at locations across the country. All of the events fall on May 4, making "Dogphoria" a multi-simul-city book and paw signing tour. Below are the book tour signing events: May 4 - (2-4 p.m.) - Pet Mania, 353 N. Pass Ave., Burbank, CA 91505; May 4 -...

2011-04-07 09:10:00

CAMPBELL, Calif., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FastPencil announced today that award-winning and highly acclaimed writer and producer of dramatic features and documentary films, Helen Whitney, has signed with its selective imprint, FastPencil PREMIERE, to publish "Forgiveness: A Time to Love and a Time to Hate," which is now available in most major bookstores and online. Whitney joins a growing number of best-selling authors using FastPencil PREMIERE for its high-quality traditional and...

2011-01-25 09:11:00

CAMPBELL, Calif., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today FastPencil announced the addition of acclaimed children's book author Mercer Mayer to its highly selective FastPencil PREMIERE general interest book publishing line, a landmark new imprint where best-selling authors can publish books leveraging FastPencil's next-generation digital publishing and social media services as well as its extensive global retail distribution partnerships. Mayer will join the best-selling authors at FastPencil...

2010-10-14 09:13:00

CAMPBELL, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- FastPencil today announced the addition of world-class authors who are signing to FastPencil Premiere, a new and exclusive publishing imprint where top-tier and best-selling authors can create and publish books with all the advantages of FastPencil's next-generation digital and social media publishing services. FastPencil gives them the opportunity to publish their books in print and digital formats in a timely manner while collecting higher...

2010-10-06 09:13:00

CAMPBELL, Calif., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- FastPencil, the next-generation publisher, and National Book Network, an independent, full-service sales, marketing and distribution company that works with independent publishers of fiction, non-fiction and children's books, today announced a partnership that enables National Book Network to distribute FastPencil Premiere imprint titles to leading booksellers, including Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Borders, Costco and Wal-Mart, for prominent...

2010-08-11 12:13:00

CAMPBELL, Calif., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- FastPencil (http://www.fastpencil.com) revealed today that award-winning entrepreneur and publishing pioneer, John Kilcullen, has joined the company's Board of Directors. Kilcullen, the creator and publisher of the popular "For Dummies(TM)" brand of how to book series that has sold more than 100 million copies, brings his creativity in brand-building and managing start up publishing companies to actively assist FastPencil in developing its new...

2010-07-28 12:13:00

CAMPBELL, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- FastPencil (http://www.fastpencil.com) today announced the addition of renowned publisher Bruce Butterfield to the company's Board of Directors. As former president of Prentice Hall Regents/Simon & Schuster and current CEO and president of The Wittfield Group, Butterfield adds a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to the FastPencil team as an active participant and integral part in the development of a new tier of services for...

2010-06-25 12:13:00

CAMPBELL, Calif., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- FastPencil and Leonard Rowe today announced the availability of Rowe's book, "What Really Happened to Michael Jackson, the King of Pop: The Evil Side of the Entertainment Industry." Rowe, a legendary concert promoter and longtime friend of Michael Jackson and the Jackson family, selected FastPencil to publish the eBook version available for iPad, Kindle and all major eReaders. "This is a story that must be told. It is a first hand account of the...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'