And Other Stories's approach is probably the only way this could work in literary terms. Building a community of subscribers and a spirit of collectivism means works that would languish in foreign editions, locked inside a language mono-linguistic English speakers are unable to read, are finally made accessible. It also means that they can rely on a knowledge of how many copies they can be confident of selling. Their only concern is to keep the quality high, so they retain their subscribers and attract new ones.
New Model For Publishing Based On Readers' Interest: Will It Work?