Rieser, a first-time author with no experience in book publishing, came to FastPencil in search of a platform to write, share, collaborate, publish and promote his book. FastPencil gave him access to their end-to-end solution that enabled him to write the book, share it with others and publish a full-color paperback finished product.
"Percy, the Perfectly Imperfect Chicken" represents the culmination of first-time author, Rick Rieser's, 25-year career as a nationally recognized children's advocate. He has developed resources for children of all ages that emphasize and focus on the inner strength and potential that exists in every child.
FastPencil Showcases Newly Released Children's Book, "Percy, The Perfectly Imperfect Chicken"
Author Rick Rieser Makes His Dream a Reality Using FastPencil's Marketplace, Writing Tools and Social Self-Publishing Service
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 search of a platform to write, share, collaborate, publish and promote his book. FastPencil gave him access to their end-to-end solution that enabled him to write the book, share it with others and publish a full-color paperback finished product.
"This is my first published book and after writing the story I knew I needed help finding the perfect illustrator to create compelling images," said Rieser. "FastPencil gave me the ability to connect to the FastPencil Marketplace to find editors and an illustrator, as well as handling all of the publishing logistics. FastPencil connected me with the ecosystem necessary to make 'Percy' come to life."
"Percy, The Perfectly Imperfect Chicken" is a story based on a young chicken named Percy who is different from the other chickens in his coup. The moral of the story is to teach children to accept themselves for who they are. The book is aimed at children between the ages of three and 10 and will be available for purchase at over 2,000 online retailers this month.
"It has been a pleasure working with Rick on 'Percy' as it is our passion to make the book-writing process easy and accessible for everyone," said Steve Wilson, FastPencil Co-Founder and CEO. "We were glad he was able to find the tools and team that he needed in the FastPencil Marketplace, a place for authors, illustrators, graphic designers, editors and anyone else involved in the book-writing process to market themselves and offer their services to other FastPencil community members."
"Percy, the Perfectly Imperfect Chicken" represents the culmination of Rick Rieser's 25-year career as a nationally recognized children's advocate. He has developed resources for children of all ages that emphasize and focus on the inner strength and potential that exists in every child.
Rieser will be taking "Percy" on a nationwide book tour this fall visiting cities such as Philadelphia and Boston. For more information about the book please visit http://www.fastpencil.com/publications/50. Percy is available to view at www.rickrieser.com and for purchase at online retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble and FastPencil.com for the price of $12.95.
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If you would like to run through a few of the book pages, you can see them at http://www.rickrieser.com.