FastPencil® Teams with Snowfall4pod Digital® to Launch Avalanche™ a Fully Automated Global Publishing and Distribution Engine for the Enterprise

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End-to-end SaaS publishing platform enables authors to create print books and e-books with automatic printing and distribution across five continents.

FastPencil is Publishing Simplified.

“FastPencil is one of the most powerful solutions on the market today” said Beat Barblan, Director, Bowker Identifier Services.

FastPencil, developers of automated print and e-book publishing software, in partnership with Snowfall4pod Digital, creators of the gContentManager & Distribution Network, today announced the launch of AVALANCHE – a comprehensive book publishing, content management, global distribution and print-on-demand network.

AVALANCHE allows enterprise customers to license and create a unique branded offering to serve communities of authors, allowing for creation, collaboration, formatting (Print and eBook), publishing, printing and global distribution. Organizations such as publishers, libraries, educational press and online retailers can now easily enter the self-publishing market with a completely automated solution. AVALANCHE connects FastPencil’s easy-to-use writing, editing and publishing tools to Snowfall4pod Digital’s content management & global distribution network. “Our shared platform allows companies to introduce a fully automated, branded self-publishing solution to their author community within weeks.” said Steve Wilson, President of FastPencil. E-books, paperback and hardcover titles are managed within a simple and secure workspace, allowing authors and publishers to focus on content quality and community building, instead of managing disparate systems to publish.

“FastPencil is one of the most powerful solutions on the market today” said Beat Barblan, Director, Bowker Identifier Services. “The team at FastPencil understands what is needed to make the self-publishing experience simple and powerful and this partnership adds another valuable capability.”

FastPencil and Snowfall4pod Digital serve more than 4,000 publishers and 250,000+ authors through white label license agreements with publishers around the globe. AVALANCHE will provide the publishing industry with new, disruptive options for modern authors and publishers. Print-on-demand books paired with instant e-books are now available on five continents through this partnership.

“Leveraging FastPencil’s unique authoring platform and Snowfall4pod Digital’s distribution breadth, AVALANCHE brings book publishers a Next Generation, end-to-end connected technology platform for curation, content management and distribution in the high-growth self-publishing market,” said Anthony Smeele of Snowfall4pod Digital. “We bring the best technology for white-labeling so our customers can focus on their community and bringing in content.”

AVALANCHE has its corporate office in the Netherlands (Rotterdam). FastPencil operates from the Silicon Valley (California, USA) and Snowfall4pod Digital Limited is based in Eastbourne (United Kingdom). Technology Centers are operated in Minneapolis (Minnesota, USA) and Seville (Spain).

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About FastPencil
FastPencil is publishing simplified. Leveraging the disruptive trends of self-publishing, social media, print-on-demand, and eBook distribution, FastPencil delivers a unified online service that streamlines the book publishing process, offering more control and higher margins for authors and publishers.

The FastPencil writing and publishing service enables authors to create books online, collaborate, publish, and distribute from one engaging, simple, cost-effective solution. For more information about FastPencil for Enterprise, please visit:

About Snowfall4pod Digital
Snowfall4pod Digital is Global Content Management & Distribution to sales channels of book formats in paper and ePub simplified. Through its state of the art gContentmanager’s IT platform hundred thousands of books are cloud based managed, promoted, distributed and sold across 5 continents, in paper and ePub formats, through online sales channels as well as partner bookstores.

For more information, contact:

Media Relations for FastPencil:
Steve Wilson
+ (1) 408 540-7571 or licensing(at)fastpencil(dot)com

Media Relations for Snowfall4pod Digital:
Anthony Smeele
+(31) 6 513 6666 9 or ceo(at)snowfall4pod(dot)com

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