How an Inclusive Mindset Can Grow Your Readership
Audience: All Levels
An inclusive mindset can significantly boost readership for indie authors in a variety of ways. In this session we focus on strategies for incorporating inclusivity into your writing and promotional efforts, with a view to reaching more readers. By fostering an inclusive mindset, indie authors can not only expand their readership but also enrich their work, building deeper connections with readers from all walks of life.
Founder of Goldest Karat Publishing
Crystal Swain-Bates is an accomplished author who has made it her life's work to champion diversity and representation in children's literature. As the founder and CEO of Goldest Karat Publishing, Crystal has sold over half a million books, filling the diversity gap in the industry and earning her recognition as a true leader in the field.
Her groundbreaking work has been featured in a range of media outlets, from Forbes and CNN to Essence and even on Shaquille O’Neal’s tv show Game Plan, as well as in nationally televised Amazon commercials and on popular television shows.
Crystal's commitment to diversity and inclusion has earned her numerous accolades, including the 2019 Digital Book World Medal for Leadership in Diversity. She is renowned as a "Diversity Publishing Pro" and is sought after for her insights on increasing representation in the publishing industry.