Tu Publishing - Multicultural Sci-fi and Fantasy

Current Theme Song (aka what's playing on my ipod right now): All The Right Moves by OneRupblic

What a wonderful holiday. Sorry for the half week absence, but you know, family first. And pie, can't forget pie. ^_^

To make up for a missed Feature Fun Friday, here is something quite extraordinary - a publishing house specifically made for multicultural YA science fiction and fantasy

The thing is... they haven't started yet. They are not yet open for operation. New businesses need backers to get off of the ground and for the publishing industry (namely independent publishers like this one) it is especially hard. What they are trying to do is incredible beyond words to me. Books like Silver Phoenix, The Hunger Games, Little Sister, Dragonfly, Julie of the Wolves, Island of the Blue Dolphins are transportive and have taught me so much. And you know what? I didn't care one whit that the character wasn't the same ethnicity as me. In fact, it enhanced the experience more because I truly got to go some place I had never been before.

"Tu" means "you" in many languages, so you can see their goal just in their name. They want to write books for us, open a world that has been closed for too long. Many publishers believe, to one degree or another, that books of characters of ethnicity will not sell. This is not true.

I believe this idea is as important if not more so that the LIAR cover controversy. Bloggers moved mountains with that campaign and this publishing house aims to bring more books like that to us. They need our help. And I want to do everything I can to help make this a reality.

There are 14 days left on the fund-raising project and there is a lot of ground to cover. And the cool thing is, if you donate, you get stuff back. Please, spread the word. Donate. Contact others who might be interested. There is a fabulous auction going on. There is so much we can do, and not a lot of time left to do it. Please, I want to move another mountain.

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brizmus said...

I'm with you - what a completely awesome idea Tu Publishing is. There really is a need for something like that.

Kirthi said...

I'm happy about the "kid" involvement. :)

beth said...

LOVE this. I'm linking to it tomorrow!!!

Heather Zundel said...

Brizmus - There really is. It is so hard not to want to run up and down the streets screaming about it. I'm a level-headed person, really. ;) But yes - want it badly.

Kirthi - I know, isn't it great?

Beth - THANK YOU Beth! You are a gem beyond words!