Former D&M Co-Workers Launch Groundbreaking Publishing Business
The Canadian publishing landscape is set to transform with the launch of a brand new agency, from two highly respected managers of the now defunct D&M Publishers.
Trena White, D&M’s former publisher, and Jesse Finkelstein, the company’s former chief operating officer, have joined forces to form Page Two Strategies Inc., a full-service publishing agency, created specifically to meet the needs and trends of the rapidly evolving publishing industry. Page Two will help non-fiction authors navigate their full range of publishing options, including self-publishing, and also provide consulting services to companies looking to develop or expand their own publishing strategies.
“The industry is in flux and traditional publishing models no longer meet the needs of all writers and readers,” says Finkelstein. “We’ve adapted to incorporate self-publishers, who find the current landscape crowded and difficult to navigate. Our model affords our clients the best publishing opportunities, no matter the context.”
Author clients of Page Two receive tailor-made, individual plans with an end goal of publication. Corporate clients receive high-level support for their publishing activities from these publishing experts.
To maximize opportunities, Page Two has formed an alliance with Toronto-based Transatlantic Agency, enabling the company to provide traditional author representation under the umbrella of a respected literary agency. The 20-year-old agency has more than 150 clients and works collaboratively with co-agents in 28 foreign language territories.
“We are as passionate about book publishing as ever,” says White. “We wanted to build a company that embraces its future, while respecting the best of what traditional publishing offers.”