A new business model for writing desks is starting to take shape in the US.
A startup called Cool Writing Desk has started selling a desk that can offer $10k worth of writing work for $5k per month.
The company is now accepting preorders for the desk.
Cool Writing is a platform that enables companies to connect with writers to write for them.
The company’s founder, Ben Geddes, says the $10-a-month writing desk is not a replacement for a full-time writing position.
The desk will be offered in three different models: a regular desk with a keyboard, a high-end version with a laptop, and a premium desk with high-resolution screen.
Cool Writing Desk will be available on September 28th, 2018.
The company will also offer a subscription option for writers, offering writers a subscription to the company’s service for the duration of their contract.
Cool writing will be delivered via email and text message.
Cool writing desk will have three different writing types: fiction, non-fiction and non-literary.
The business model is not new.
In 2016, a startup called Creative Writing Studio raised $30m to buy a publishing house called The New Yorker and sell it to Random House.
The New York Times dubbed the startup a “writer’s office” that would allow writers to work in a space where they can “write their soul.”
The company’s CEO, Brian Hockley, said in an interview with TechCrunch that he had not heard of Cool Writing.
Geddes says he wanted to create a platform to help writers reach the readers they are trying to reach.
He says that the idea of writing on a desk is “more of a lifestyle than a business”.
“I’ve never had a job where I’ve worked in a professional writing environment, and this is the way to write,” he says.
“When you do that, you can go to your car and do your errands, and you’ll write.
It’s like, I’m writing on the subway, and I’m in the shower, and it’s a lot less stressful.”
Guddes says the company has a lot of writers, who are “going to be writing for us”.
“We’re looking for writers that have a lot more ideas than we do, and we have to find a way to get those ideas to them.”