A few months after seeking its first submissions, the fledgling digital publisher Quartet Press has disbanded. The announcement came late today in a simple blog post entitled: “To Our Friends in the Bookish Community.”
Kat Meyer wrote the release: “For a variety of reasons large and small, Quartet Press has decided to discontinue operations. Sometimes, even with the best of intentions, a hard-working team, and the support of the community, things just don’t work out. This is one of those times. It’s disappointing to all of us, but it’s reality and we will all move on.
“We are truly grateful to all of you who have wished us well. Your support and enthusiasm for our venture was humbling, and we hope you will not see our company’s disbanding as an indication that any of us doubt the viability of digital publishing. Far to the contrary–if nothing else, we have learned that the future of digital publishing, while overwhelmingly complex, will be bright indeed, and we will each be working toward that bright future via our individual efforts.”
Earlier this year, GalleyCat interviewed Quartet publisher Don Linn about digital pricing and recession-era bookselling.