Wednesday, September 24, 2008

FastPencil is a Revolution

One of the most important freedoms we have in the United States is the right to free speech. But sometimes it feels like our little voice is barely a whisper, especially when we have to compete with mass media voices like Oprah Winfrey or Bill O'Reilly. Couple that with the traditional publishing industry and their built-in barriers to entry, and your whisper becomes less than a hush.

But things are changing. People are finding their voice. There is a revolution happening. Those voices are coming out of the shadows, out of the homes, out of the cubicles and competing with mass media. You can see it with the rise of Blogging, the fall of Newspapers and Magazines, and the emergence of self-publishing on a global scale.

The publishing industry is in chaos. The walls of elite authorship are coming down. The power of publishing, mass communication on an international level, is going back to the people. Today you can be heard across the globe with a click of a button. You can join the dialogue and have a voice that competes with Oprah.

Today you can put your message in a blog, on YouTube, and your own book. You can use free tools like FastPencil to organize and write your book, collaborate on your message, and distribute it across the globe. I'm biased because I created FastPencil and I believe it will be one of the most important tools of this century in the fight to free our individual voices. But choose your venue and join the dialogue to free this world from the bondage of de-facto censorship. Your voice is not too small to make a difference.

FastPencil isn't about writing, it's a revolution!