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Young Authors Publishing

Young Authors Publishing is a children's book publisher that publishes books written by minority children.

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Campaign Ends on September 30, 2021

Project Description

 

Who We Are: 

Young Authors Publishing is a diverse children's book publisher that exists to share the stories of Black and Brown children. Our two-part mission is to help share more diverse and culturally relevant children's books to our readers and to use book publishing as a self-sufficient pathway for our young authors.

Young Authors

 

What We Do: 

Children do not have books where they see themselves and their experiences reflected. Less than 7% of children's books are written by diverse authors. Young Authors Publishing solves this problem by providing a holistic solution that:

1. Helps children of color write their own children's books with the help of a writing mentor during our Experience Program

2. Professionally publish and distribute their diverse books

3. Direct their book sales to a secured savings account for each young author to use towards their post secondary plans

 

What We've Done: 

Since launching in 2018, we've published 23 books by children of color living in Atlanta GA, and we've hired and trained 10 college interns of color on book publishing.  All of our published books are distributed through Ingram Content Group, the largest book distributor in the country. 

Why We're Crowdfunding: 

We're raising $50,000 to publish ten new books, hire 5 college interns of color, and print 7,500 copies of our books to distribute to our readers globally. 

 

 

Meet The Team: 

The Young Authors Publishing team is uniquely qualified to do this work. We bring education, brand development and innovation to the publishing industry. We were also our own customers and know the challenge of getting your story told and experienced the lack of accurate representation in the books we read growing up.

 

Young Authors Publishing Team

 

How You Can Support: 

Contribute. By supporting this campaign, you're not only impacting our young authors but helping us diversify the publishing industry through internship programs. 

Share. Help us share this campaign with your network through email or social, your voice will go a long way.  Here's a folder with text + images to make it easy to share. 

Join. Sign up for Young Authors Publishing to receive updates, new releases and events. 

Thank you so much for your support in helping Young Authors Publishing grow into a successful business that promotes diverse and engaging books written by our amazing young authors!

Young Authors Publishing Socials

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why are we raising funds? 

We are raising funds to publish more books written by children, this will cover the cost of distribution, production and printing for 10 new books. This will also cover the cost of our writing mentors stipends who are college interns seeking a career in publishing. 

Is this all the funding you need?

No, this is the official kickoff of our fourth cohort of young authors! We’re also currently seeking brand partners and donors who align with our values and who are just excited about this opportunity as we are. The Young Authors Publishing expansion will be unlike any traditional publishing seen before and we’re eager to bring brands along for this incredible journey.

 

 

 

Anonymous
03/26/2021
Monetary Contribution
$1,000
Kevin Smokler
03/26/2021
Monetary Contribution
$2,000
Ailey Ratliff
03/23/2021
Virtual THANK YOU!
$10
Zakia Gordon
03/20/2021
I Am Story Worthy Tote
$60
Jay Fields
03/19/2021
YAP Publishing Guide + Pin
$500
michael keller
03/15/2021
YAP Publishing Guide + Pin
$150
GinBotherer
03/06/2021
Virtual THANK YOU!
$10
Ellie Bronson
03/04/2021
I Am Story Worthy Tote
$60
Guy
03/04/2021
Public Thank You!
$25
Joe Matthews
02/28/2021
Children's Book Subscription Box
$5,000
Monetary Contribution

Donate any amount you'd like! 

7 Supporters
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10.00 USD
Virtual THANK YOU!

Thanks for proving to our young authors that they are story worthy!

3 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Public Thank You!

We will throw you a Fist Pump on our Socials.

2 Supporters
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60.00 USD
I Am Story Worthy Tote

Represent Young Authors Publishing in this dope I am Story Worthy Tote Bag 

 

This will allow us to copyright one of our young authors books!

8 Left
5 Supporters
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150.00 USD
YAP Publishing Guide + Pin

Tell your story & get a tip sheet of the steps to publishing you or your child's book. The tip sheet includes the roadmap you need to follow to publish your own book as well as connections to illustrators, editors, printers and additional publishing resources.

 

This will allow us to edit one young authors book.

2 Supporters
Select this reward
550.00 USD
One on One Publishing Advice From Leah

Join YAP's founder Leah, for a one on one book consultation (30 minutes). All you have to bring is your book concept or idea!

 

This will allow us to print and distribute 100 books!

0 Supporters
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5,000.00 USD
Children's Book Subscription Box

Get diverse and culturally relevant books right to your door! As a thank you for supporting our mission to close the diversity gap, we will mail you two new children's books for four months!

 

This will allow us to publish one young authors book. It will cover the cost of all their production costs + printing!

1 Supporter
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Donate any amount you'd like! 

7 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
Virtual THANK YOU!

Thanks for proving to our young authors that they are story worthy!

3 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Public Thank You!

We will throw you a Fist Pump on our Socials.

2 Supporters
Select this reward
60.00 USD
I Am Story Worthy Tote

Represent Young Authors Publishing in this dope I am Story Worthy Tote Bag 

 

This will allow us to copyright one of our young authors books!

8 Left
5 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
YAP Publishing Guide + Pin

Tell your story & get a tip sheet of the steps to publishing you or your child's book. The tip sheet includes the roadmap you need to follow to publish your own book as well as connections to illustrators, editors, printers and additional publishing resources.

 

This will allow us to edit one young authors book.

2 Supporters
Select this reward
550.00 USD
One on One Publishing Advice From Leah

Join YAP's founder Leah, for a one on one book consultation (30 minutes). All you have to bring is your book concept or idea!

 

This will allow us to print and distribute 100 books!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
Children's Book Subscription Box

Get diverse and culturally relevant books right to your door! As a thank you for supporting our mission to close the diversity gap, we will mail you two new children's books for four months!

 

This will allow us to publish one young authors book. It will cover the cost of all their production costs + printing!

1 Supporter
Select this reward