about bipoc books
Even in recent years, the publishing industry is known for its whiteness — over 75% of publishers are white according to demographic data by Zippia.
And there are correlations between BIPOC who work in publishing, and the number of books published by authors of color (New York Times).
Traditional publishers and even small independent publishers overlook BIPOC authors and characters, turning manuscripts away because they claim readers don’t want to read about them.
When you buy BIPOC, you’re telling the publishing industry that the general public wants to read books by BIPOC authors. The general public wants to read books with BIPOC characters.
bipoc books is a directory for people who are looking for BIPOC authors to read, support, and add to their bookshelves.
This is not a bookshop. It’s a directory of books written by BIPOC authors. It’s a place for you to discover your next read, or a gift you want to give.
When you buy BIPOC, you’re telling the publishing industry to publish more BIPOC books. When you buy BIPOC, you’re changing the future.