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2009-11-19 12:11:00

CAMPBELL, Calif., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- FastPencil, which allows aspiring authors to easily write, share, publish and sell their books, today announced major upgrades to their free writing tools and publishing platform. FastPencil (www.fastpencil.com) now offers over 50 new templates, 30 background textures, and themes for projects such as children's books and photo books, as well as forums and additional author roles to encourage collaboration. New template layout options include...

2009-10-28 09:11:00

CAMPBELL, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- FastPencil today announced the release of "Percy, The Perfectly Imperfect Chicken," a children's book by author, Rick Rieser, written exclusively at FastPencil (http://www.fastpencil.com) using the end-to-end writing tools and social self-publishing service. "Percy, The Perfectly Imperfect Chicken" is a meaningful story that teaches children how to experience the power of celebrating differences and imperfections. Rieser came to FastPencil in...

2009-09-29 07:11:00

CAMPBELL, Calif., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- FastPencil today announced major writing tool and marketplace upgrades for their free social self-publishing platform that allows authors to easily write, share, publish and sell their books. FastPencil (www.fastpencil.com) now offers writers the new Color Book Creator(TM) perfect for projects such as children's books, cookbooks, comic books and coffee table books while also promoting a more robust marketplace for FastPencil users to showcase...

2009-08-18 12:11:00

CAMPBELL, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- FastPencil today announced a robust feature update to their free social self-publishing platform that allows authors to easily write, share, publish and sell their books. FastPencil (www.fastpencil.com) now offers additional book templates, Facebook Connect, Twitter updates and distribution of e-books through Barnes & Nobile and Amazon, including iPhone reader and Kindle support. FastPencil is now integrated with both Facebook Connect and...

2009-07-15 12:11:00

CAMPBELL, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- FastPencil today announced the beta launch of the first self-publishing platform that allows authors to write, share, publish and sell their books. FastPencil (www.fastpencil.com) strips out the cost and complexity of the publishing process and allows anyone to write and publish a book regardless of the topic or their experience level. Writers now have a single service to create and write a book, easily share their work with trusted friends and...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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