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Three questions with Christopher Rosow, founder of Quadrant Publishing.
Why did you start your business?
In 2019, despite the endorsement of global best-selling author James Patterson, my first novel was rejected by all of the big New York publishing houses, and my agent recommended that I self-publish the story. I created Quadrant Publishing to do just that, and in May 2020, I released “False Assurances” and “Threat Bias,” books 1 and 2 of my Ben Porter Series, via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, Audible, Kobo, and also available by order via Ingram by any bookstore.
What is your best-selling product/service?
“False Assurances” rocketed to the #1 spot on the Amazon, Wall Street Journal e-book, and USA Today bestseller lists in May 2020. Later that summer, the novel was optioned as a feature film by Hollywood producer Spyglass Media. Development of the film is continuing (naturally, slower than I’d prefer, but that’s okay!), and in the meantime, Quadrant Publishing has released two additional sequels in the series: book 3, “Subversive Addiction” (2021) and book 4, “Vital Deception” (2022). An as-yet-untitled book 5 is underway and will be released in 2023.
How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?
My graphic designer for book covers is located in Greenwich, CT (Sarah Shropshire Graphic Design). My website and several marketing campaigns were created in Manhattan NY (Julia Pedrick). My audiobooks are recorded and narrated in Brooklyn NY (Actors Everywhere featuring Christopher Boucher and Jessica Threet). These critical partners are all small businesses.
And of course, I find sustenance and the occasional "creative break” at Spic and Span Market (sandwiches), the Horseshoe Cafe (a beer or two), and the SoNo Baking Company (gallons of coffee!), all of which are small businesses within walking distance of my writing retreat in a converted industrial factory building in Southport.
Christopher would like to nominate Dermatone to be featured next - "I sublet my one-room writing retreat in Southport from Dermatone, a Southport-based creator of high-quality skin, lip, and sun protection products"!
Quadrant Publishing is located at 354 Pequot Avenue in Southport. Visit Quadrant Publishing online here, and make sure to check out their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages as well!
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