ABOUT ANNE FRASIER
Anne Frasier (a.k.a. Theresa Weir) is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of thirty books. Her memoir, The Orchard, was an Oprah Magazine Fall Pick, Number Two on the October Indie Next List, a B+ featured title in Entertainment Weekly, a One Book One Community Read, Target Book Club Pick, and Books-A-Million Book Club Pick.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
QUARTET PRESS CLOSES BEFORE IT OPENS
GOODBYE FROM QUARTET PRESS
update: PW article. I suspected it was a shaky business model. I worried that they'd created too many paying positions before the launch:
I strongly suspect the editorial department killed them.
Here's my idea for a startup:
Begin with reissues only. In that way you completely eliminate the need for an expensive editorial department. Maintain rights one year, two years max, with option to renew. Pay writer 40 - 50%. Build business, then release a couple of amazing new titles that everybody is going to be talking about. Hire outside freelance editors and copy editors.