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Quartet Press Are Dead?

Wednesday, September 9, 2009
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It’s been a busy old day today, so I’m probably the last person to find out that Quartet Press are disbanding

Is that the quickest e-press death in history? I wouldn’t mind, but they had a much nicer welcome than most new e-presses get.

I wonder what happened? Anybody?

And what about Angela James?

Yep, nothing wrong with taking the wait and see approach at all.


I just thought I’d add the link to the post I wrote re the initial fanfare that greeted Quartet Press when they arrived.

Mrs Giggles called it right wouldn’t you say?

Hey, I did say I wouldn’t be slow in shining a torch on them if they went tits up. I pride myself on my consistency, dontcha know. *g*


Second update–azteclady here. Found in the comments at Dear Author, a link to the Publishers’ Weekly piece on this.

Urrrgghh, in the last couple of weeks, I’ve picked up at least eight books, and have put them all down by the time I got halfway through.

I simply have no interest in reading at the moment, and it’s pissing me off. I’ve bought several DVDs to compensate, but the majority of them are still sitting unopened in the DVD cabinet.

I started reading an old Temptation book the other day, but I even struggled to finish that.


Readers share their experiences of health care in the USA.

A KKB regular writes:

Hi Karen

While this is not actually a tale from the sickbed, it does highlight the practices of Wallstreet and the insurance companies.

This is a link to a recent article in The New York Times.

Private insurers have done a lucrative business selling life insurance. As with any other insurance, they are betting on many factors. One being that you will let the policy lapse when you no longer feel the need for it. (Kids are grown, household bills are already covered, etc.) Hence, every payment was nothing but profit for them. Unless of course you wish to cash in the policy for a small portion of it’s value.

Now in steps Wallstreet. These yahoos want to buy up some of these policies at a higher margin straight from the insured. It’s a wonderful investment, dont’cha know. Another one of those schemes “streeters” come up with that will damage all but the wealthiest of Americans.

And of course, because the insurers are now losing part of their hedge bets, premiums will go up.

So I ask you? Should the government intervene? Or is this another instance where for the “sake of capitalism”, the free market should be left to its own devices to rape and pillage at will.