17 Sep 2019
Ahead of National Coming out Day on 11 October, Quarto has made resources available to the public and to booksellers.
The "Coming Out" chapter of Yay! You're Gay! Now What? by Riyadh Khalaf has been made available as a free download for everyone, from those thinking about coming out or who have recently come out, to those looking to be an ally to friends and family in the LGBTQ+ community.
Quarto, and our imprint Frances Lincoln Children's Books in particular, has always focused on creating books that allow people, especially kids and teens, to see themselves within the pages. The launch of Yay! You're Gay! Now What? was an opportunity to do something to help bookstores and organizations support those coming out in their communities.
Taking action, the US marketing team assembled a complimentary display kit with goodies and resources for booksellers and organizations supporting the LGBTQ+ community.
More than 100 bookstores and organizations from across the country have already signed up to receive a kit that includes:
This initiative was featured in Bookselling This Week on Wednesday 11 September -- the American Booksellers Association's newsletter that goes out to 13,000 industry professionals. You can read the article here.