Creator Spotlight: New Suns

New Suns Box
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New Suns, a monthly book subscription box, allows readers to choose from five books each month. The service not only ships your choice but also art by Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC). What makes New Suns stand out from other book subscription boxes is that all the titles listed and selected are by BIPOC authors.

Since the last decade, there’s been talk about book subscription boxes, with OwlCrate and The Bookworm Box among the most popular, but only a few include diverse or intersectional reads. Renn and Gina have established New Suns to offer readers the opportunity to discover BIPOC, international, and multiply marginalized authors from traditional publishing and small presses. Even when we can dig through the Internet to find underrepresented authors, the low budget and marketing of most of these books, especially from smaller publishing houses, plunge them under the radar. A book subscription box that highlights these fantastic books deserving recognition is an excellent initiative.

New Suns comes from a quote by author Octavia E. Butler: “There is nothing new under the sun, but there are new suns.” The quote is the epigram from her unfinished manuscript, Parable of the Trickster, the potential last book of the critically acclaimed Parable series. New Suns provides a chance for readers to discover new books about various perspectives, experiences, and histories.

Each month, New Suns chooses 4-5 upcoming books based on a theme. The selected books are shipped with 2-3 creations by underrepresented and marginalized artists. New Suns offers subscription plans that fit your budget. Boxes are shipped at the end of each month. Please note that delivery may be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re interested in donating, you can do so through their ko-fi.

Check out their current selections for March here. For more posts about awesome creators to know, check out our creator spotlight posts!

Author: Bradda M.

Bradda M. currently lives in Virginia. He teaches ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) at a public school and spends his free time reading and watching movies each night with his partner. For The Geekiary, he writes about webcomics and SFF media.

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