Quote Originally Posted by Filigree View Post
Creating online sales platforms is not for the faint of heart. I know a (non-publishing) company that has been developing an online sales platform to compete with Etsy, Bonanza, Artfire etc. For three years. They're doing everything right...and they may still never launch.

From here it looks like CQ is trying to 1) fund their Knish platform with author termination fees and 2) extort their authors into shouldering heavy marketing for Knish. That's not kosher.
Filigree, I am a former CQ author - 2014-2018... and I /still/ have no bloody idea what the heck that Knish thing was supposed to be. Every attempted explanation they ever put out for it read like something created by a Dilbert corporate doublespeak jargon generator.