Phoebe Robinson Will Be Launching a Book Imprint Called ‘Tiny Reparations Books’ With Plume
The 2 Dope Queens co-creator and co-star Phoebe Robinson will create a book imprint focusing on amplifying unique and diverse voices.
Robinson will be partnering with Plume, which is a division of Penguin Random House, to see this project through. The curated imprint will highlight diverse authors and showcase literary fiction, nonfiction, and essay collections. Another objective is to publish honest and comical work that reflects timely conversations and advice to push forward through hard times.
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😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 SWIPE RIGHT AFTER READING AND CLICKING LINK IN BIO AND FOLLOWING BOOK IMPRINT INSTAGRAM HANDLE @tinyrepbooks ****** Listen, y’all! When I say this was always the goal, I mean it. I’ve been a bibliophile ever since I was a little kid in Cleveland, OH, writing and dreaming up stories and thoughts in my head. So when I met my lit agent @bobsinthecity in 2015 after blogging for several years, my Type A ass was like, “Bet! I know what I wanna do for like the next 20 years.” And establishing myself as an author was key in getting to the next goal of publishing others. ⠀ So I’m thrilled to be teaming up with @plume_books & @penguinrandomhouse yet again – who, by the way, were the ONLY people, in 2015, that wanted my first book “You Can’t Touch My Hair” as all the others passed on it because they said it’s too niche/no one wants to read an essay collection by a black woman/this is not relatable/no one outside of the US would read a book like this. Well, guess what? They did. The book sold and because a NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER. People related to it. And folks in the UK, Africa, and more read it. But the amount of rejection and non-believers motivated me even more to one day launch and imprint because if I can be a haven for queer and POCs authors where they won’t experience yet a demoralizing no, then I will have succeeded. So let’s fuck up some shit together! Cannot wait to get started and publish a boatload of incredible books. ⠀ In closing: if people don’t get what you’re trying to do, especially if you’re a black woman, fuck ‘em. They’re too small and scared to handle you. Keep it moving and let them read about you. 🤷🏽♀️ #TinyRepartions #TinyRepBooks
Robinson believes that in order for the publishing landscape to become more diverse, change must occur behind the scenes. She will be doing her part to make a difference in the world by bringing light to a wide range of voices. Plume is eager and excited to partner with Robinson on this new imprint. They are ready to further diversify their list of books they offer.
We’re thrilled to share news of bestselling author @dopequeenpheebs’s new imprint launching in partnership with Plume, called Tiny Reparations Books, which will publish a highly curated list of literary fiction + nonfiction, amplifying diverse voices! https://t.co/mTsY4573wv
— Plume Books (@PlumeBooks) July 8, 2020
Robinson is a New York Times best-selling author who has written You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain and Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay. She also has a new book set for publication for fall 2021 titled Six Feet Apart.
Robinson is not scared of tackling tough topics and writing about things other authors tend to avoid. She dives deep into unique conversations and ideas with no hesitation and Tiny Reparations Books is a great addition to her collection.
Be sure to add Tiny Reparations Books to your future reading list to help support the diverse authors that are well deserving of the spotlight.