“FastPencil is a self-publishing platform based on social writing and reading, which is why we’re a perfect fit for this revolutionary literary event,” said Steve Wilson, co-founder and President of FastPencil. “World’s Best Story is all about socially identifying and curating stories with mass appeal. By using the FastPencil platform, the writers are easily able to improve their work with instantaneous feedback from the community.”
“This is not just a literary contest, we’re looking for stories that will be consumed in multiple media formats – from books to the big screen and beyond,” said Vincent Salera, Founder, CEO and CCO of World’s Best Story. “Our goal is to revolutionize the traditional literary contest and identify a story with mass appeal. We’re looking for a tale that audiences will love and help authors turn that tale into transmedia franchises, which is why we’re empowering readers to judge this contest.”
Writers can enter by visiting WorldsBestStory.com or logging onto FastPencil, the easiest way to write and publish a book, and uploading their title, cover, blockbuster concept and sample chapter. Only contestants that have uploaded a full manuscript to FastPencil will be eligible for the final round of professional voting by a panel of best-selling authors and the grand prize.
FastPencil: The Next Generation in Book Publishing
Write Once—Publish Anywhere.
The traditional book publishing process can take many months of effort and more money than most writers anticipate. It’s no wonder authors get discouraged.
You shouldn’t have to ask anyone’s permission to write and publish your own book! We have removed the hurdles inherent in traditional book publishing by combining amazing advances in technology with a sophisticated online workflow system for both books and ebooks.
While powerful technology makes it possible for anyone to publish a high-quality book, our collaboration capabilities make FastPencil the easiest, fastest, and most exciting way to write and publish. Regardless of the type of book you’re writing, you need feedback as you create. When authors have ready access to friends and collaborators, the writing and editing process is faster and easier.
At any point in the writing process you can connect with like-minded people, share knowledge, gather feedback from reviewers and editors, and collaborate with other authors, all without leaving FastPencil.
FastPencil is Software in the Cloud – so you don’t have to download anything to your computer. It’s the fastest and easiest way to write, publish and sell books and ebooks—anywhere!
Steve Wilson — President & CEO
Managing a fast-moving startup is no easy task, but Steve makes deals, creates partnerships, and keeps us all moving in the same direction with seeming ease. He’s always got his eye on the horizon, but he also enjoys getting into the details. Much of the atmosphere at FastPencil is a reflection of his fun-loving spirit and infectious enthusiasm. Before finding a real job as the CEO of an upstart book publishing company, Steve held senior management positions at Genentech, VeriSign, and Yahoo. http:www.fastpencil.com