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Inimitable Books, LLC

Pay diverse authors for their amazing stories

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Campaign Ends on June 12, 2022

Project Description

  • Mission: uplifting diverse voices telling the stories THEY want to.
  • Problem we're solving: most existing publishers force BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and other diverse authors to write ABOUT their identities in (often traumatic) issue books
  • How we're solving the problem: We will publish books by diverse authors but not pigeon-hole them in what story they CAN tell
  • Market Size: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 44,240 writers/authors in the USA in 2020. Only 11% of 2018's NYT Bestsellers were by BIPOC individuals so one can only imagine the number of underserved writers out there. In 2021, book publishing made $825.75 million (https://www.statista.com/statistics/422595/print-book-sales-usa/), which means there are many readers who would be willing to read these books.
  • Created by self-published author and NYU MS in Publishing graduate: Zara Hoffman
  • All funds raised here will be used to raise money for the first author advances so we can start publishing books.
  • Every little bit counts and your money will allow us to uplift a diverse voice that might not otherwise be championed by the current, super- cis, white, and straight publishing landscape.

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Where will my money go? To paying the authors we will publish. A $20k advance is a respectable amount for a debut author and many BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ authors are lucky to make $1.5k on their first book. But we believe all authors should be given the same support as white authors in the same genres
  • When will the books be published? Traditional publishing normally takes 2 years. But as a small start-up our time table will be shorter. We are aiming for 1 year from the acquisition of every manuscript, if not faster.

 

 

Karen Cahn
05/12/2022
Signed hardcover
$100
Regina Duke
05/11/2022
Monetary Contribution
$500
18.00 USD
Publisher Tote Bag

Receive a canvas tote bag sporting our logo to carry your laptop, journal, and/or collection of books so you can take your writing and reading anywhere you go!

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20.00 USD
Signed paperback

Receive a signed paperback edition of our first title upon its publication.

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35.00 USD
Signed hardcover

Get a signed hardcover edition of Inimitable Books, LLC's first title upon publication (aiming for early 2023 but might be later).

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50.00 USD
Signed hardcover & paperback

Get signed copies of our first title in BOTH hardcover and paperback upon publication.

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100.00 USD
A Year Subscription to Locked Content

Once we start publishing authors, extra/behind-the-scenes content will be posted to our website behind a pay wall for $10/month. With this benefit, you get 2 months for free!

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500.00 USD
Publishing Patron

I want to help subsidize a book advance so an aspiring author can live their dream of becoming published!

You'll get a thank you on the publisher website for your generous donation!

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20,000.00 USD
Author Patron

I want to support a debut author's entire advance so their story can be heard.

You will receive a 

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Rewards

18.00 USD
Publisher Tote Bag

Receive a canvas tote bag sporting our logo to carry your laptop, journal, and/or collection of books so you can take your writing and reading anywhere you go!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
20.00 USD
Signed paperback

Receive a signed paperback edition of our first title upon its publication.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
35.00 USD
Signed hardcover

Get a signed hardcover edition of Inimitable Books, LLC's first title upon publication (aiming for early 2023 but might be later).

1 Supporter
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Signed hardcover & paperback

Get signed copies of our first title in BOTH hardcover and paperback upon publication.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
A Year Subscription to Locked Content

Once we start publishing authors, extra/behind-the-scenes content will be posted to our website behind a pay wall for $10/month. With this benefit, you get 2 months for free!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Publishing Patron

I want to help subsidize a book advance so an aspiring author can live their dream of becoming published!

You'll get a thank you on the publisher website for your generous donation!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
20,000.00 USD
Author Patron

I want to support a debut author's entire advance so their story can be heard.

You will receive a 

0 Supporters
Select this reward