Right. We humbly withdraw our proposal. Apologies for wasting your time.
Charles: She sounds like a great choice for another publisher. Right now we are focused on blockbusters. It’s not the time for literary fiction.
Kelsey: Seriously, you’re not even gonna read the book?
Charles: The board will be reluctant to disrupt a proven formula. Chicago wants bestsellers. James Pattersons charts higher than literary debuts. It’s business, and I’m sorry. It sounds like you’ve already taken a personal interest in her.
Liza: No, you’re right. This isn't the right fit for Empirical. If Millennial was still the flagship, we probably wouldn’t even be asking for approval. Millennial loved nothing more than young, green authors, but this is Empirical, isn’t it?
Charles: It is.
Liza: Right. We humbly withdraw our proposal. Apologies for wasting your time.