Oakland CA Book Publishers Put Up And
Coming Black Voices On US Stage
Despite the gains that we continue to make for equality and empathy in society, there is still much
work to be done. That’s why the black owned publishing house KoolEmpire Publishing wants to
elevate the voices of people in colour, finding new audiences for new stories and new perspectives.
KoolEmpire Publishing LLC, a new black owned publishing
company from the diverse city of Oakland, California, is now
offering people of colour the opportunity to tell their story their
The formation of this new black owned and black oriented
publishing house coincides with the latest data from 2020, which
indicated that in the decade preceding less than 8% of published
authors were people of color.
Moreover, the number of black,
Hispanic, Asian and minority ethnic
protagonists in novels was still only
Given the fact that these groups make up around
40% of the US population, and an even greater
proportion of the population of the highly diverse
melting pot of Oakland, KoolEmpire Publishing
believes that in 2021 it is time for all literary voices
to be heard.
In fact, according to the 2010 census in Oakland black residents made up 28% of the population,
Hispanic's 25%, and Asian's 16% which is why KoolEmpire believes it's the perfect hub from which to
launch new, fresh literary voices, voices who can tell diverse, unique, authentic and complex stories.
The goal of KoolEmpire Publishing
is to help people share their
journeys and experiences through
the book form.
And, in turn, to offer the Californian and US
community the opportunity to see the world from
different angles and viewpoints, offering new
perspectives that can foster understanding and
KoolEmpire Publishing LLC’s mission is to elevate black voices in a realm in which they sadly
continue to be underrepresented. With a shared focus on both storytelling and social justice their
mission is to entertain and engage readers while promoting growth, learning and education.
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