We wanted LGBTQ+ business and self-empowerment books to support our goal of reducing suicide and homelessness in our community.
The “big publishers” said there wasn’t a big enough market. If LGBTQ+ authors wanted to get a traditional publishing contract, they had to figure out a way to get at least 50k followers to justify the “investment”.
We said, “Thank u, Next.” and created our own publishing company.
Pride and Joy Publishing is proud to announce our very first publication, Thriving in Business: Strategies for the LGBTQ+ Entrepreneur. This book is a compilation of the best tips and heartfelt advice from successful queer entrepreneurs around the world. 14 new friends are waiting to support YOU and your business goals.
Pride and Joy Publishing has set a goal to reach Bestseller Status in the first two days of its launch. This will set the book on a powerful trajectory and Amazon...
At Fire Sphere Media, we believe that although the world has progressed further than most of us thought we would ever have a chance to see in our lifetimes, there is still a very long way to go. Racial and religious equality, LGBTQIA diversity, and a better understanding of disabilities and mental illness are all important aspects of life that we want to normalize in the work that we do.
Our hope is that everyone in the world who has ever felt like an outcast will feel like they are loved and accepted when they read our books or work with us. The primary focus of our work is to show the world that it is our character that defines us, not our gender, orientation, religion, or race. When you experience our work, you will realize that you are never truly alone.
Kara Ballenger is a graphic designer and illustrator who puts a special emphasis on depicting characters from marginalized groups. Kara has chosen to predominantly work as a freelance artist and at a lower...
Editor's Note: I met Sheena with The Lesbian Review when I did a podcast series with her "Ask a Conversion Therapy Survivor". During the show, it became obvious that I had no idea there was an entire genre of literature based on women loving women. (baby gay, right here). I realized I was really missing out and I asked Sheena to give us a list of the best intro books. I've finished one of these on the list and I've already started on my second. I have to say, I rarely read fiction (self-growth junkie) but these fun books are so fun and so relaxing to dive into. I am SO glad I found Sheena and The Lesbian Review.
The Lesbian Review brings you a selection of 3 Coming Of Age Stories To Make Your WLW Heart Happy.
These are three novels that we enjoyed tremendously and recommend to readers who are looking for women loving women books.
Floodtide by Heather Rose Jones
The streets are a perilous place for a...