Lemons & Gold Publishing may be small now, but we are mighty! As the “Voice of the Black Superhero”, we are working very hard behind the scenes to publish, promote, and support Black speculative authors from all over the world! However, we will need some help, in many ways.
As an effort to create even more transparency with our community, we have listed our goals below to share what we will be doing with the funding that we receive from our Donors and Sponsors.
We will also share what our donors and sponsors will receive according to the amount they donate. Although, we truly do appreciate all of the help that we can get.
With the funding that we receive, we are obligated to:
- Hire & Pay a small team of Agents, Editors, Designers, and a Marketing Team.
- Put aside an annual amount of funding to provide our signed authors with book advances and to pay them for publishing in our magazine.
- Find a space that can serve as both, a studio and a warehouse to host events, workshops, and to house our books, merchandise, and any books or merch from affiliated publishers.
- Afford to buy printed versions of our books in order to sell them directly from our website.
- Afford to create more merch options for our readers, followers, and subscribers, and promotional activities for our authors such as book tours, meet & greets, book conventions, and more.
How You Can Help Us
Join our Squeeze Team! By joining, you’re letting us know that you are interested in reading our new books, being involved in the black bookish community, and having first dibs on everything at Lemons & Gold Publishing, including advance reader copies, exclusive and discounted merch, and more. The more patrons that join, the more stuff we add into it! So join and tell a friend! Tiers start at $10/month. patreon.com/lemonsngold
Buy our merch! We’re just getting started, but we are currently creating new designs for the next quarter. Right now we only have the notebooks on Amazon, but we will be designing apparel and other accessories that you can wear proudly to be revealed in April. (If you’re a part of the Squeeze Team, you will see the new designs in March).
Buy Our Books! We are a small press, so our main focus is to get authors published and promote them like crazy! Buying our books will help support all of our authors in ways beyond finances. As Black authors, it boosts our self-esteem when we know someone was interested in our book about spaceships and black queendoms. Buy our books and help us do more of that!
You Can Also Donate Directly to Us via:
Cash App: $LemonsNGold
What Our Donors & Organizational Sponsors Will Receive:
Individual Donations of $20/month will receive name recognition on all of our platforms:
- Our Blog
Individual Donation of $50/month will receive name recognition as stated above and special edition merch.
Sponsors who donate $300/month will receive name recognition, special edition merch for their management team, listed as a Crowned Sponsor on our website, along with a Badge that they can place on their website to show off their support of Lemons & Gold Publishing. We will also promote these organizations on our platforms for 3 months.
Sponsors who donate $500/month will receive name recognition, special edition merch for their management team, listed as a Crowned Superhero Sponsor on our website, along with a Badge to place on their website to show off their support for Lemons & Gold Publishing. We will promote these organizations for 6 months.
Sponsors & Investors Who Invest $10,000.00 will receive 5% of our quarterly profits in Lemons & Gold Publishing as well as the perks of being a Crowned Superhero Sponsor.
Sponsors & Investors Who Invest $50,000.00 will receive 10% of our quarterly profits in Lemons & Gold Publishing as well as the perks of being a Crowned Superhero Sponsor.
We will be hosting Annual Recognition Awards for the Top 3 Donors and Sponsors who have truly been there with us the whole way during Fiscal Quarter 4 (October-December), along with our annual reports so you will know (and see) what your money did for the Black superhero community throughout the year!