Publisher Richard Nash has revealed the first three books of Cursor’s publishing imprint, Red Lemonade. Nash founded Cursor with an innovative foundation: offering writers three year licenses on their work, rather than life-of-the-copyright.
The three new titles are: Someday This Will Be Funny by Lynne Tillman (Apr 2011), Zazen by Vanessa Veselka (pictured, May 2011), and Follow Me Down by Kio Stark (June 2011). The books will be offered in trade paperback, eBooks in “all forms and channels,” and as a “limited edition artisanal object” from the publisher. The publisher will also resurrect some novels from Tillman’s backlist: Haunted Houses, Motion Sickness, Cast in Doubt, and No Lease on Life.
The complete release is embedded below. Nash had this statement: “While Cursor’s aim is nothing less than the reinvention of the publishing business model … all publishing begins with the writer, in our case three writers, all women, one an internationally-celebrated novelist, the other two thrilling debuts by writers with long careers ahead of them. They are powerful representatives of the kind of writing Red Lemonade will foster, house, and promote.”