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Kickstartables: In This Together Media

Today’s Kickstartable feature is one that warms our bookish hearts. In This Together Media focuses on publishing quality books for and about girls.

What was your inspiration for this project? We started In This Together Media to publish better quality books for and about girls – stories where the main character’s whole reason for being isn’t to be kissed, or the other extreme, to be some kind of superchick.

What are three things you’ve learned along the way?

  1. There’s often talk about women not helping other women. We’ve had the exact opposite experience. So many women have helped us get In This Together off the ground.
  2. Boys like to read books with girl protagonists.
  3. Don’t believe the doomsday proclamation that publishing is dead. Stories are alive and well and people are reading more than ever.

How will this project make the world a better place?

We wanted to broaden the narrative possibilities, and that comes from more layered, nuanced characters. Our experiences of being women and mothers of girls AND boys certainly has informed our passion for better representation of girls. In turn, we hope that these female representations will inspire girls to feel comfortable in their own skin. That’s got to make the world a better place, right?!

In This Together Media’s Kickstarter project is eligible for funding through Wednesday, May 8th.

Disclaimer: Please do not take this review or my personal endorsement of this project as investment advice. I am a lady blogger on the Internet, not an investment adviser, nor am I an angel investor myself.

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