Paper and Tech Join Forces to Help Aspiring Authors

Birmingham has found its place in the United States economy as a future leader in technology and innovation. To further this mission, companies from all sectors continue to meld tech into their everyday practices.

For example, Books-a-Million is integrating technology to make it easier for local authors to “self-publish”; a perfect example of innovating and inviting the world of technology into a market place that has been thriving for centuries. 

Z Paper and Tech Join Forces to Help Aspiring Authors


Silicon Valley is the leader of innovating businesses and creating new technologies; it would be foolish of me to think Birmingham is near that level, but we are getting there.

Through noticing how tech can impact such a historical market, Books-a-Million has started integrating a program to help authors who want to self publish. By partnering with Fast Pencil, the Bham based company will begin having a major role in many author futures.

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“Providing a self-publishing platform that includes the opportunity for in-store distribution is a great way for us to enhance our customer’s experience and support authors who choose the self-publishing path.”

– Mary Gallagher, EVP Merchandising at Books-a-Million, told the BBJ

Details for you Authorpeneurs:
  • Lowest Subscription – Pro. designed book cover, hard-copy proof, distribution on BAM’s e-commerce marketplace
  • Highest Subscription – $1,799 and $2,799, in store selling of books, marketing tools, and website creation! 

Let us celebrate with Books-a-Million for their 100th year of business, come 2017!

Wade Cline
Wade Cline

Marketing Producer at Bham Now, Tech Junkie, Foodie, Bham Lover, Movie Snob, Wannabe Quantum Physicist. You can likely find me either at Trim Tab Brewing or O'henry's Coffee in Homewood.

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