Sigma's Bookshelf - Educate / Empower teen writers

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A nonprofit fundraiser supporting

Springboard for the Arts
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Sigma's Bookshelf is seeking your support to help teen writers get their books published for free.

$4,792

raised by 45 people

$5,000 goal

Sigma's Bookshelf's 2022 Update

Update posted 4 months ago

   Sigma's Bookshelf just launched our 20th teen authored book at the Twin Cities Book Festival in October. Congratulations to Woodbury, Minnesota's Caroline Jude, author, "The Elemental Lies." 

   Earlier this year (2022), we released Wisconsin author Samantha Gibson's debut novel, "Hostage," and the third book in Minnesota author Bella Skaja's trilogy, "Demons Ending."  Before the end of the year, we are planning to launch teen authored book #21: "High Tide" by Sanya Pirani of Prior Lake.

   Also in 2022, Sigma's Bookshelf led novel writing workshops for the Blue Earth Public Library in Mankato, and the White Bear Lake Center for the Arts in White Bear Lake.  

   With your support, we will keep the momentum going in 2023. 


   Just six years after coming up with the idea of starting up a book publishing company exclusively for teen writers, Justin M. Anderson's company, Sigma's Bookshelf, is flourishing. It now has 20 teen authored books on the market with more in the pipeline. The company has also developed a novel writing workshop for teens that has attracted dozens of students, teaching them not only about the novel writing process, but about how the publishing industry works.

   All services required to bring teen writers' books to market are 100% free for the teens whose books are selected for publication, and the writers receive royalties for books sold online, in stores and at events. 

   Sigma's Bookshelf is a project of Springboard for the Arts, a nonprofit arts service organization, and is seeking your tax deductible donation to help fund this project for another year. All money raised goes directly towards the expenses associated with bringing a book to market. The company is run by an unpaid all volunteer staff.  

   Thank you very much for your support!





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