One of the main reasons Laurie, Gordon, and I started Foreword Literary was to build careers. We want to build our author’s careers, we want to be instrumental in finding new literary talent such as Danielle, and Jen, we want to be an incubator of publishing for a long time to come.
How do you build a brand?
Laurie says you write five books in the same genre. I say that now too. Five full-length books is kind of a big deal.
So how do you use the digital revolution to build branding in traditional publishing?
FastForeword will e-publish short fiction (10,000 to 20,000 words) and e-serials in the author’s genre to help build a brand. Separate from our agency so that all authors can benefit from the service, FastForeword has employed an editor, a publicist, and a cover designer to ensure your short fiction will find a fan base.
We also wanted this program to be as simple as possible. We offer a 70/30 split on all the money we collect for these short titles, all sub rights are held by the author, and the right to publish the story again reverts back to the author after two years.
I hope you are as excited about this branding venture as we are.
As the program gets started we are opening it to agents and published authors first. Please email your proposal and biography to firstname.lastname@example.org and put your genre in the subject line. Then we can discuss the program in more detail.