Mercer Mayer Signs With FastPencil

Digital publisher FastPencil has signed children’s book author Mercer Mayer to publish books through its FastPencil PREMIERE book publishing line.

Mayer will publish nine titles through the imprint in 2011, including a series of Little Monster books, such as Professor Wormbog in Search for the Zipperump-a-Zoo, Fun & Learn, Word Book with Mother Goose and At Home, School & Work.

Mayer will also create a new Little Critter program from his best-selling Little Critter franchise. Mayer will also be creating new character franchises exclusive to FastPencil.

Mayer had this statement: “I’ve been writing and illustrating children’s books for decades and, in that time, I have published more than 300 books. I get inspiration for new ideas everywhere, especially from my children and grandchildren, and FastPencil’s innovative, hands-on and transparent approach provides me with an exquisite service to publish my work in a timely manner so I can continue to provide families with fun stories to share with each other in whatever format they want it in.”