Quartet Press, first introduced to the masses in this Romancing the Blog post, has reached pre-launch status and you can now find more information about them and what they’re looking for in submissions at quartetpress.com.
Which most of you already know due to the buzz of excitement surrounding this team, so why mention it? Because there are probably a few writers out there wondering why the announcement of recent epublishers has been met with anything from advice to wait and see to downright derision. Why are the people who most often caution writers not to jump at new epublishers actually excited about this new endeavor?
That would be the quartet itself—the folks behind the curtain—who you can read more about here. If you’ve been a romance author active in the online community for any length of time, you know who Kassia Krozser is.
And that can make all the difference in taking a chance on a new digital publisher. Forever Again was a launch title for Samhain, so I’ve obviously done it. And I was willing to take the chance based on Christina Brashear’s reputation and experience. The people behind Quartet Press are bringing reputations and varying experiences to the table, as well.
I haven’t really seen how they’ll be bringing anything different than Samhain, with whom I’ve had a great relationship, but this will be an exciting venture to watch, and I can’t wait to read their books!
It’s all very exciting. I can’t wait to see how it all plays out too.
Shannon — Thank you so much for writing this. I know it’s scary for authors to take a chance on a new publisher (I’ve certainly been one to caution others to do their research!), so I appreciate any and all words of confidence…and since people know where and how to find me, I’ll note I’m available if any questions, ideas, thoughts, or suggestions arise. We’ve been really lucky with the support we’ve received from our friends both in and out of the romance community. It’s truly inspiring.
I think over time, we will find ways to differentiate from Samhain (it would help if they didn’t do such great work! I am a huge fan of Samhain, for many reasons). It’s something I’m considering as I read submissions and think about how to establish our own style and voice.
Thank you, again!
It’s exciting not only because I’m a reader forever on the prowl for good books, but because having another smart, quality digital publisher helps raise us all up a little bit more.
Shannon – Thank you for welcoming us with such kind words. We are excited and very determined to do the best job of publishing the best Romance writing, in the best (and widest reaching) ways possible.
It’s an honor and a privilege to be in the company of my Quartet cohorts, and it’s an honor and a privilege to be joining (and contributing to) such a passionate community of writers, readers, and publishers.
~ Kat Meyer (marketing chick at Quartet Press)