I believe in a world where every author's voice can be heard.
Where they can be discovered.
Where they can succeed.
And I work tirelessly toward that goal.
To empower authors and chart their path to being published
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Crystal Swain-Bates is an accomplished author and entrepreneur who has made it her life's work to champion diversity and representation in children's literature. As the founder and CEO of Goldest Karat Publishing, Crystal has sold over half a million books, filling the diversity gap in the industry and earning her recognition as a true leader in the field.
Her groundbreaking work has been featured in a range of media outlets, from Forbes and CNN to Essence and even on Shaquille O’Neal’s tv show Game Plan, as well as in nationally televised Amazon commercials and on popular television shows.
Crystal's commitment to diversity and inclusion has earned her numerous accolades, including the 2019 Digital Book World Medal for Leadership in Diversity. She is renowned as a "Diversity Publishing Pro" and is sought after for her insights on increasing representation in the publishing industry.
Beyond her successful career as an author and publisher, Crystal is passionate about empowering underrepresented authors. She offers free and paid trainings to an online community of over 8,000 aspiring writers who are looking to boost their brand, business, and bank account by publishing their own books.
Through her unwavering dedication to diversity and representation, Crystal has become a respected thought leader and influencer in the world of children's literature and beyond.