Amazon has announced a new imprint, Topple Books, to “spotlight the voices of women of color, gender non-conforming, lesbian, bisexual, and queer writers.” Jill Soloway will serve as editor-at-large, with Carmen Johnson helping to oversee the line. Soloway says, “We live in a complicated, messy world where every day we have to proactively re-center our own experiences by challenging privilege. With Topple Books, we’re looking for those undeniably compelling essential voices so often not heard.”
Amazon plans to open another brick-and-mortar bookshop in Pacific Palisades CA, in September 2018 – their second shop in the LA area. They also plan a new store in Lone Tree CO, their first in the state – and their 17th announced location.