WARREN, N.J., Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- New York Times bestselling author Andrea Kane and management consultant Bradford Kane have launched a publishing start-up, Bonnie Meadow Publishing LLC. Bonnie Meadow Publishing is challenging the publishing industry status quo by emphasizing the author's brand rather than the publisher's.
"Readers have explicitly told us they search for novels written by their favorite author, names such as James Patterson, Sandra Brown, and Stephen King," said co-founder Bradford Kane. "But when asked who publishes these authors, they just don't know. The name of the publisher has no impact on their purchasing decision."
Kane continued, "We see this as book consumers telling publishers to redefine themselves. So, we have built an author-centric publishing platform — one that leverages the skills of world-class editors, artists, rights agents, digital marketers and distributors. Our platform will allow authors to maintain control over their brand during publication while professionally executing the sales, marketing and distribution programs they have chosen to make each publishing project a success. Bonnie Meadow Publishing has developed our services offering using Andrea's frontlist and backlist titles. We are opening up that platform to other successful authors, partnering with them to build their brands, increase sales and achieve a different risk/return balance in publishing proceeds."
A key component of that platform is a multi-year distribution agreement with Bookmasters. "Bookmasters' partnership with publishing industry powerhouse Baker & Taylor (B&T), the premier worldwide distributor of books and digital content, combines their suite of publisher services with unparalleled access to public libraries and B&T's warehousing capabilities," Andrea Kane stated, adding, "Bonnie Meadow Publishing plans on releasing books in all formats and across all channels. Our strategic relationship with Bookmasters is uniquely capable of helping us achieve the widest market reach for our authors."
Bonnie Meadow Publishing will launch their initial list in 2016, leading with The Murder That Never Was, a psychological thriller by Andrea Kane available in May 2016.
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