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Amazon Publishing launches imprint Topple Books

In the US, Amazon Publishing has launched the imprint Topple Books, with filmmaker, writer and LGBTQ activist Jill Soloway to oversee the list as editor-in-chief, reports Publishers Weekly.

With the first books scheduled for 2019, the imprint will publish narrative nonfiction and fiction from emerging and established authors, specifically seeking works from women of colour and from writers who identify as queer and/or gender nonconforming.

Soloway, who is known for creating the Amazon-produced TV shows Transparent and I Love Dick, said the imprint’s titles will help drive discussion and social change about sexuality and gender. ‘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.’

Topple Books is named after Soloway’s production company and will be a part of Amazon Publishing’s literary fiction and nonfiction imprint Little A. Soloway will work with Little A editorial director Carmen Johnson to select books for publication and pen introductions.

In 2017, Soloway signed a three-year deal extension with Amazon Studios to develop screen projects under the Topple Productions banner for the company.



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