Crossroads Publishing seeking diverse works

I spoke with David Wilson at Crossroads Publishing yesterday. He said:

Crossroad Press is seeking out of print books in all genres (all) by persons of varying cultural backgrounds. We specialize in returning back-list titles in digital and in salvaging books orphaned by failed publishers. We pay 80% of all royalties earned on eBooks, 65% on audio and 50% on digital.

I have come to realize that given the incredible inequity in publishing, my company, which is built on reprints and orphaned titles from failed publishers, has become a microcosm of the original problem. I want to rectify that if I can… I don’t want to find authors of color because they are authors of color, but I want them to WANT us to find them, and to be a place that gives a wider voice.

If you are interested, you can contact them at If you would like to see what they do, their 200 plus authors and 1600 books are at

They need help making sure that the word gets out to a diversity of authors regarding their mission, to rescue orphaned titles from failed publishers. Since most of us only promote things to those we know, they need our help in making sure that the word gets out to minority authors, specifically people of color. However, they are looking for titles from anyone, not just marginalized people. They asked me to help make sure that people in my writer’s circle, which includes many African Americans, know about them. Please repost and make sure that people know who they are, who they help, and that they wish to make sure diverse communities are aware of them.

~ by Sumiko Saulson on February 21, 2018.

One Response to “Crossroads Publishing seeking diverse works”

  1. Thank you for this Sumiko…

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