Tuesday, 17 March 2009
.. and how can the DFC be saved?
Random House are looking to sell the title, and whilst the idea of a single wealthy benefactor coming to the rescue sounds great, it also sounds improbable in the current climate.... although with interest rates close to zero and the stock market tanking, you never know...
In any case, it seems unlikely that Random House is actively seeking a buyer.
A great alternative might be to galvanise the subscriber base of the DFC to get as many people as possible to know about it and, if they are interested, get them to pledge a small sum towards an eventual 'subscriber buy-out'.
I am not sure of the exact methodology of doing this but have seen it successfully used in other contexts.