Jill Soloway is launching an Amazon Publishing book imprint, the company's publishing arm announced Tuesday. The imprint will be called Topple Books after the Transparent creator's production company, which aims to lift up marginalized voices.
“We live in a complicated, messy world where every day we have to proactively re-center our own experiences by challenging privilege," said Soloway in a statement. "With Topple Books, we’re looking for those undeniably compelling essential voices so often not heard. I can’t think of a more perfect collaborator than Amazon Publishing to make our dream of a revolutionary publishing imprint come true.”
Soloway, a prominent LGTBQ activist and founding member of the #TimesUp and #5050by2020 campaigns, plans to use Topple to continue to ignite discussion and effect change. As the editor at large, the Emmy winner plans to spotlight diverse stories from women of color and gender nonconforming, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer writers while searching for a diverse canon of emerging and established fiction and nonfiction authors.
Carmen Johnson, editorial director of Amazon Publishing imprint Little A, will help select books for publication and pen introductions. Read more via Hollywood Reporter