Welcome to She Leads Podcast Season 6, Episode 2! This episode of She Leads Podcast features Crystal Swain-Bates founder of Goldest Karat Publishing. Crystal Swain-Bates is an Author, Publisher, and World Traveler who leads her life like the Boss she is. To hear Crystal’s leadership journey, check out her interview as she shares her life story with us!
Crystal Swain-Bates is a celebrated children’s book author on a mission to positively reshape the way children of color all over the world see themselves. Fed up with the lack of black children’s books on the market, Crystal founded Goldest Karat Publishing in order to address the lack of diversity in children’s literature.
With over 234,000 books sold, Crystal and her books have been featured in Forbes, CNN, Essence, the Huffington Post, and used as props on popular television shows. Known as a “Diversity Publishing Pro”, Crystal regularly consults with major publishing platforms such as Amazon and Ingram on how aspiring underrepresented authors can leverage those platforms to find success. She offers done-for-you publishing services and courses to authors who want to bring their books to life through self-publishing.
A native of Atlanta, GA, Crystal holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs and is an avid world traveler.
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