Youngest Team in Indie Publishing Launches New Imprint With Books by and for Children
Tandem Light Press' imprint, Sky Light, will feature a new line of books by and for children. Eight-year-old Heru Kamau, who joined Tandem Light Press in May with his father, will be a published author before he starts school again in the fall. The father-son team worked together to write a book about a powerful black snake who outsmarted his enemy to save an entire helpless town.
The company will also begin working with schools during the 2014-2015 academic year to bring book publishing programs and writing initiatives to children and youth. "Why not nurture the creative talent of our youngest generation while they are still brave enough to express their boldest dreams and their wildest fears? The future of publishing lies in the younger generations and keeping up with their demand for technology both as writers and readers," says Tandem Light Press President, Dr. Pamela Larde, a professor, award-winning author, and entrepreneur. "We're offering a dynamic, affordable vision for innovative and inspiring authors in all genres and for all ages. We call it Postmodern Publishing."
Authors embrace a publishing solution that's not quite traditional, not quite self-publishing, but sits somewhere in between, bringing a new perspective to the industry. One of the youngest presidents and founders of a publishing company, Dr. Pamela Antoinette Larde, had a unique vision for the future of indie publishing after publishing her own book (Letters to the Brokenhearted) left her wanting more. She then recruited her former editor-youngest senior editor, now executive editor, in the industry-Caroline Donahue. Social media and word of mouth have been great avenues for Tandem Light Press. Before the company even officially launched on January 1, 2014, they already had five manuscripts to review. It's clear from the initial response that authors crave their publishing model.