From the Las Cruces Sun News:
Thomas Branigan Memorial Library has added a self-publishing and e-publishing platform to its collection of resources.
“We chose FastPencil for Libraries because it’s easy to use and the end result can be published and sold as a printed book or distributed onto OneClickdigital and be made available to thousands of libraries around the world,” said Renée Payne Frankel, library administrator.
FastPencil for Libraries is a self-publishing platform for new or established authors to develop and edit works, along with the tools needed to publish.
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“We’re very excited about the possibilities FastPencil for Libraries can provide for library users who want to write and publish their own book,” said Mark Pendleton, outreach librarian. “So, we’ll have three hands-on seminars to introduce FastPencil for Libraries to users in April to coincide with National Poetry Writing Month and National Library Week April 10-16.”
Link to the rest at Las Cruces Sun News
Perhaps something happened while PG wasn’t looking, but he thought FastPencil was a vanity publishing operation operating on the Author Solutions model.
If so, what could be a better attraction for uninformed authors than the library’s implicit sponsorship?