Originally Posted by fjtorres
The people turning it down are the publishers,not the authors.
The publisher reps come in with low-ball offers and/or toxic contracts and the authors counter with an offer to license print rights.
When Howey negotiated a print-only deal for SILO it was assumed to be a sign of things to come. It wasn't. Publishers now run from print-only deals like vampires from full-spectrum lamps.
This might provide the perfect opportunity for Barnes and Noble.
1) Set up an print-only imprint
2) Sign print-only rights from successful indie authors like HW Ward, Hugh Howey, A.G. Riddle, Liliana Hart, Courtney Milan, Bella Andre etc...
Amazon is wildly successful with its imprints. Mostly through ebooks.
B&N could be successful too with physical books.