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More from the behind the scenes

So, here's our donation link. I can tell you out front that this money will solely be spent on the startup costs and not (despite my partner's obsessions) on hookers and blow. We'll pay our web designer, handle the licensing fees (so we can be a real business ya'll) and set up our equipment so that no one's work is lost. We're writing the specific submission guidelines as I type this, but I noticed a lot of questions about what white people can do to help. First up? Spread the button and the word. Second up, we will want an ever expanding pool of readers. Even though the focus is on protagonists from under-represented groups we want main stream appeal so that those voices don't stay hidden. Editing and publicity and even mentioning us on well traveled blogs? Hot. So is advertising on our site when it is up, and being willing to point us in the right direction for interviews, authors, and independent bookstores willing to carry our products. There is space for everyone here.

ETA: I just realized that someone donated a year of paid LJ time to us. Thank you anonymouse. Your gift is greatly appreciated.

Son of ETA: AAAAAAAAGGHHHHH!!! I promise to be more literate later when I stop flailing.


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Understood! :)

(Assuming that you meant white folks can help by editing manuscripts (and if I'm wrong, I apologize): when my life calms down a little and I get some deadlines squared away, I'd be happy to help with editing. Also happy to review books, if you'd rather. There's a lot I can do.).

ETA: Resume available upon request, should you choose to ask :)

Edited at 2009-03-07 11:37 pm (UTC)
Assuming that you meant white folks can help by editing manuscripts (and if I'm wrong, I apologize): when my life calms down a little and I get some deadlines squared away, I'd be happy to help with editing. Also happy to review books, if you'd rather. There's a lot I can do.

I will gladly ditto this.
trid to be first. people r faST.
LOL I beet U!!11 :p
I am totally up for editing duties.

Also, I'm going to post this at my journal and at The Rotund come Monday - the weekend is kind of lower traffic for me.
Chipped in and posted the link in my journals. :)
Will put a thingy up in my lj in a bit. (I think I already mentioned I may be available as a reader and/or editor, depending on your timing vis a vis my pregnancy's timing.)

Independent bookstore local to me I wanted to mention before I forgot: Kards Unlimited.

http://www.librarything.com/venue/34113/Kards-Unlimited

They already have a fair selection of books by/about PoC, their book selection is what I would call "carefully curated", and in particular I know the owner *loves* YA sf/f -- it's the single biggest section in the store.
Whoot!
I chipped in! Woo!
Uh, is this fundraiser going to be finished when it hits the goal? I was hoping to donate when my paycheck came in, but at the rate the bar is moving, the goal will be met by tomorrow morning.
We are always willing to take your money. No seriously, any excess will be set aside to cover unforeseen costs.
I would be totally happy to edit if you want me-- I don't come with any credentials but I can SPAG with the best of them. Anyway, linked this on twitter and will be putting this up in my next post -- but whoa, looks like you'll have reached your goal as soon as I make it!
OH ALSO, would you guys like an icon, or do you want to wait till you have a for-reals logo? Say the word and it's fake-Photoshop to the rescue!
I'm no editor, but I'm an experienced proofreader. Can send resume and references. I could maybe stretch to copyediting, given a bit of time to get up to speed.
\o/
I work as an editor and would be glad to read and edit if you need me.
this money will solely be spent on the startup costs and not (despite my partner's obsessions) on hookers and blow.

Hah! Lies, I say. LIES.
I am so tempted to _earmark_ my donation for hookers and blow.
Donated what little I could. :)
I bet you hit your goal within another 20 minutes. Pretty amazing isn't it?
I can't believe it.
Holy cow, when I left work this was at 7%! If you're still looking for donations when I get my tax refund, I'll definitely throw some your way, but it looks like you'll have the start-up for sure by then! It's so cool to see this getting started.
Oh we'll be taking you up on that, we're thinking we'll need to mirror the site.
WOW! Wow!

Sadly, I have already made my donations for March, but would like to toss some money your way in April. Do you think you will do semi-regular fundraising drives, or not so much?
I think we'll do a few more, we're literally starting this on a shoestring budget. Money will always be welcome even if we just use it for workshops for would-be writers.
Definitely available for proofreading/editing!
Okay, in the two hours between refreshing my flist it went from, like, 8% to over 100%. Way to GO. :D
It's jumped a couple of percentage points in the time in took me to write a really brief post with a line about how much has been raised so far. Impressive!
Oh, wow! I was going to comment that when I've got Semaphore's accounts straightened out, I'd see what I could manage in the way of a donation, but it looks like you're doing better than fine without it. Congrats, and I can't wait to see what you publish!
Thanks. We never expected to get this kind of support.
I'd be willing to help out any way I can (website testing, proofreading, further donations, etc.).
I donated a little. I'm afraid I don't have much to give in terms of money, but I would be delighted if you'd consider me as a possible editor/proofreader and reviewer. I have some professional experience editing (though not much), and lots of unprofessional experience. (Ask anyone who's used me--I am a freakin' awesome beta.) If you ever plan to have in-house reviews, I would certainly be willing to throw myself into that effort as well. :-)
Ingram is exactly who we are planning to use. OMG.
\o/
BWAHAHAH

You guys are so in the money. \o/

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