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Secret Affair Book Giveaway!

                      Secret Affair Contest!I have a secret...want to know what it is? Well, it's not a secret anymore. In release of my new book(e-book coming soon) I am giving away two books to two…Continue

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Started by melissa love Jan 21, 2012.

Peppermint Candi

Peppermint Candisweet short story      Rahsawn feels that her marriage had lost its sparks. So with the encouragment of her two best friends, she finds herself exchanging e-mail with a man who called…Continue

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Started by melissa love Jan 19, 2012.

E-Book VS Printed Book

I am loving the E-book because…Continue

Started by melissa love Jan 18, 2012.

PR Firm in search of authors for upcoming events! 3 Replies

Detroit based PR firm is in search of new authors to add to our family. We are currently booking now for the following 2010 events:Book SigningsRadio InterviewsSpeaking EngagementsSeminarsBook Club…Continue

Started by Business Support by Mittie. Last reply by C.W. Hurd May 31, 2010.

FREE VIDEO & FREE READS: ENTIRE NOVEL - The Brevity of the Selves Enjoy!

Check out the VIDEO, download/ scroll/ read the NOVEL; then let everybody know what you think of my second book, THE BREVITY OF THE SELVES…Continue

Tags: fiction, download, embed, 4465press, lincolnpark

Started by LiNCOLN PARK Mar 15, 2010.

Mahogany's Soul 4 Replies

I finally did it! My first book is done and available for purchase on Mahogany's Soul by S.M. Gant - Thanks for the support!Continue

Started by Sonji Gant (Johnson). Last reply by Ywndricka Mar 1, 2010.

New York Journal of Books reviews for free and seeks new reviewers

The New York Journal of Books continues to add reviewers. We aim to become the premier source – bar none – for professional, highly respected book reviews, with a large panel of credentialed…Continue

Started by Ted Sturtz Feb 20, 2010.

Published Authors who are in need of a book review!!!

Published Authors!! Find out how you can get your book read and reviewed! The Publisher's Choice is now taking submissions. The schedule is completely open for those that want to submit their books…Continue

Started by Dominique Feb 12, 2010.

Deadline January 5th don't miss it!

The Deadline for Submissions for And Still We Rise (Stories of Triumph Over Tragedy) is January 5, 2010. We are accepting submissions for a new project (working title) And Still We Rise (Stories of…Continue

Tags: poetry, authors, stories, publishing, writing

Started by Nefertari Imani Baraka Dec 26, 2009.

Did You Know...

...that quite often, it is what you don't know that limits your success? Here is a wealth of information you MUST KNOW!…Continue

Tags: ideas, information, tips, resources, publishing

Started by Gene Cartwright Nov 17, 2009.

Ebay for Books

Where are your books available for purchase? Amazon? That's great but are you lost among the hundreds of millions of books there? And, Amazon takes such a large chunk of your book sales. Fine, if you…Continue

Tags: sales, promotion, marketing, books

Started by Gene Cartwright Nov 3, 2009.

The Importance of Blogging

Villagers,Good News! You may now post your WordPress blogs on iFOGO Village. To…Continue

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Started by Gene Cartwright Sep 18, 2009.

An Amazing Resource/Contact List For Authors

Here's a link to one of the most detailed, valuable, entertaining contact resource I have found in years.EVERYONE WHO'S ANYONEIN ADULT TRADE…Continue

Tags: tv, film, publishers, agents, contacts

Started by Gene Cartwright Jul 10, 2009.

DON'T GET DOWN...GET UP & DO MORE! - A Note to ALL Self Published Authors

Hello Fellow Authors,My name is Tracie E. Christian and I just wanted to take a minute to offer some words of encouragement to everyone here. With the economy being at a virtual stand still (to put…Continue

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Started by Tracie E. Christian May 4, 2009.

About Love (Spoken Word Poem)

The below is an excerpt from my new book: Speaking As A Man: Poetry & Prose. Available now at Available soon on…Continue

Tags: as, a, man, book, speaking

Started by Christopher Bynum Apr 22, 2009.

Damaged Goods - From My Upcoming Novel, "Vengeance is Mines"

Damaged GoodsIf you take my clothesIf I am left nude from withinWho Am IFor when I see youIn my dreamsWill I die?Afraid to move onTempting my fateI cradle your liesHopelessly wonderingWhat is my…Continue

Tags: goods, damaged, mines, is, vengeance

Started by Ywndricka Jan 24, 2009.

Excerpt From My Forthcoming Novel "The Hitman Chronicles" 2 Replies

PROLOGUEThe Kanto Plain, JapanFifteen Years Ago“How many have you killed?” she asked.Duncan opened his eyes and looked up at her. The apartment’s tiny air conditioner hadn’t kept pace with their…Continue

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Started by Christopher Bynum. Last reply by Christopher Bynum Dec 10, 2008.

Planning Future All Genres Event

I'm in the 1st stages of planning a new project and I'd like everyone's input, participation, contribution &/or opinion.I'm thinking of trying to put together a mid 2009 1-day 4 hr. 'Quadruple A'…Continue

Tags: Atlanta, genre, event

Started by Jean Holloway Nov 21, 2008.

I had to SHare This....

I woke up early this morning and headed out to the polls. I got there around 6:30 a.m. and there was already a line (PA polls opened at 7 a.m.). I stood in line chit chatting with my fellow voters on…Continue

Started by Cee Brooks Nov 4, 2008.

Push Comes To Shove by Oasis

Push Comes To Shove Oasis978-0-9800512-4-7$14.95The bills are due again for Greg "GP" Patterson...but this time they won't get paid. He and his Latina wife face robbery charges when a simple assault…Continue

Started by Oasis Oct 28, 2008.

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Comment by Kamal Imani on September 29, 2016 at 7:37am

Press Release:
Global Entrepreneur Expo's "Pre-Black Friday Holiday Shopping Extravaganza!" was designed by the visionary and Founder Kimberly Phelps for the purpose of economic empowerment. With the assistance of entrepreneur Kamal Imani, they are effectively bringing the residential and business communities together for positive business exchanges and networking.
The theme of this event is "Young Excellence" with awards being presented to servant leaders and local youth. There is always a focus on serving the community and therefore we have partnered with several non -profit organizations. For over 10 years Kimberly has produced positive community and youth based events where vendors were welcome to market and sell their products and services. What better time than the present to enhance her vision with the Global Entrepreneur Expo?
This will be an exciting, positive and spirit filled event with dynamic products and services as well as fun activities for the children, fashion shows and live entertainment. The community is encouraged to come out and support their local businesses, community leaders and young people as they share their talents and gifts in hope of enhancing not only economic development but the quality of their lives as well.
Please see below for more information:

Sunday, November 20, 2016
12:00-6:00 pm
Rahway Recreation Center 275 E. Milton Ave, Rahway, NJ 07065
Price: (No Entry Fee) Donations are appreciated.
Vendors Welcome!
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Comment by Trayon Baksh on August 29, 2012 at 8:07pm
Any authors looking for an illustrator please email me at thank you. Also check out my website
Comment by Kim Wilson on August 27, 2012 at 11:59am

The Spices In Life by Kimberly Wilson

We add flavor our foods, our homes, our wardrobes and most of us add a little flavor to our lives. Meet Christine Veronica Webbster whose life is flavored with emotional, financial and social spices that fires flavor into her every waking moment.

From the day of her platinum-spoon birth into the household of the super-wealthy Webbsters, her emotional stability went on a downward spiral in to never, never land. Along the way she knowingly makes a life-long nemesis of Angelia McCarthy, acquires two Master Degrees and two multimillion dollar businesses, all the way to giving away her fortune and meeting the Grim Reaper face to face; delicious.

The Spices In Life has all the flavors in the mix.

My first novel can be ordered: B007F22K6I and it’s .99.

Thank you for your literary support. Please Facebook this to your family friends and every social circle you have; again, I’d greatly appreciate it.



Why are so many people needing to be un-acceptable. Why do they reach out to me in such a forceful manner. Do I appear to relinquish my RIGHTS as an achiever in any given effort. Read me my MEMORIES and the answer will reach out and touch someone; any one. The remedies that reside within my mind are consequences that may render one USELESS in their efforts. Recycle mandatory affections and reside amongst the COMPETITION that may master anger’s rejects. What we fail to sometimes realize is that we make MISTAKES but we are not to be held accountable for the such. RECAPTURE every demeanor that may fight to survive and within that circle, may become beknownst to you. When a TIGER cries and that they do, we can’t hear it as well as when a TREE falls and yes, it does make a SOUND. Feel me when you can’t and even when you won’t because everything I ATTEMPT to become only remembers that which may bring about my DEEPEST fear. ROARING is a call of the wild. Screaming comes from inside the closet and the mercy never rest. FAILURE can never be accounted for if the attempts are MEASURED. Record the evidence and scream it from within. Never allow FORCES to be with you; there is a heaven and the only way to know that, is to FORGIVE. Forgive when you can’t or simply when you don’t want to. Escape and FREE your…..

Knowing their mind allows the PLEASURE to revolve around what I resolute; and the REWARD will be all mine, no yours too.

Support that which is MANDATORY. I don’t think so far that which we accept is only as far as the eye can see and to only see can bring about UNBELIEF. Boldness is a fortified ELEMENT that will extinguish an enormous, burning DESIRE; there is another understanding which must be LEANED on.

Kim Wilson


Comment by Gene Cartwright on February 3, 2012 at 2:25pm

Free Download of 25 Oscar-Nominated Screenplays 2012.

Free Download of 25 Oscar-Nominated Screenplays 2012.

Comment by Christopher Bynum on January 16, 2012 at 12:33pm

My latest eBook - Passion's Nectar - is available for the Kindle and Nook:


To celebrate her thirtieth birthday, Carrie Norwood goes partying at the hottest spot on the Jersey Shore – a nightclub called Shadows. With her best friend Patrice and her supervisor Louis in tow, Carrie intends to make her birthday Saturday night a night she won’t forget.

But she does forget.

Carrie wakes up on Sunday morning, naked and alone in a strange bed in a strange house, with no memory of how she got there. The last thing she remembers is dancing in Shadows. But while her mind has lost recollection of what happened the previous night, her body remembers. She can still feel the man she was with, in the places in which he possessed her. Her body thrums its memory that the night of intimacy that she can’t remember was as intense as anything she has ever experienced. To add to the mystery, Carrie finds a handwritten note on the pillow next to her. Its three-word message reads: “You were amazing.”

Over the next few days Carrie’s memory gradually returns, and she comes to realize that she was as much responsible for her night of fevered passion as was her mystery lover. And she discovers that the catalyst for their mutual unchained desire was a wine called Passion’s Nectar.



Click Passion's Nectar - Kindle for the Kindle version

Click Passion's Nectar - Nook for the Nook version

Click Theblackwriter's Blog to visit my blog for free stories and information on other book.

Comment by Gene Cartwright on November 21, 2011 at 8:02pm

Promote, promote, promote

Use any image on your computer

especially your book jacket.


Comment by Trayon Baksh on September 9, 2011 at 12:24am
My name is Trayon Baksh. I'm 25 years-old and I've been drawing for as long as I can remember. Art was and still is my way of dealing with negativity and promoting positivity. I started drawing sketches from my imagination as a child, and then I branched out into paintings (oil, water-based and acrylic). At age 15, with a growing interest in fashion, I added designs to my own clothes and hats. For my latest project, I illustrated a children's book (scheduled to be released in Fall 2011) and I've been blessed with even more opportunities to come. I'm a young Black male eager to show the world my talent, and I hope you will join me on this journey.
Comment by Eric at on June 13, 2011 at 10:01am
The list of the bestselling African American books, by African American authors or about African Americans, to be published in June 2011, as listed by
Comment by Author Collective on April 27, 2011 at 2:52pm

The 2011 International Urban Book Festival, Cleveland comes to Richmond Town Square Mall, May 13 - 15, 2011. Throughout the mall will be local television, government and sports personalities reading for 30 minutes to a group of children or students. Authors will also sell and sign their books and novels and there will be several no cost literary workshops, classes and panel discussions open to the general public. We will identify 50 Cleveland area schools whose students may have financial challenges. Also, we will through our subsidiary R2Books, donate 20 gift certificates to each school, these can then be brought to our event and redeemed for a new book. We welcome other corporations to match our gift and help us give 10,000 books annually to deserving students across the United States. Tell everyone about us by sending them to our website:

For more information contact Takaya or Michael at 313.446.2262.

Comment by Eric at on April 12, 2011 at 12:20am

The 5th Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair in Los Angeles is scheduled for Saturday, June 25th, from 10am to 6pm.
As in our previous festivals, the Book Fair will attract a large number of visitors to the Leimert Park Village for an entertaining day of readings, poetry, and musical entertainment.  The centerpiece will be the Authors Tent where we will gather our community of authors to share and sell their works to the public.
This year, 40 table spaces will be allocated under the Authors Tent to provide an attractive venue for you and your works.  We would like to invite you to reserve your spot under the Authors Tent as soon as possible to guarantee your spot.  The cost will be $125 for a table space.  The deadline for submission is Monday, May 2nd.
An authors application can be found at our website at  Additional details about the space and the event are posted on the application.  More information will be posted on the website.  
Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the event or making a reservation, by sending me an email. 
We would appreciate your help in sharing information about the event with your peers and fans.
Eric Brasley
Authors Coordinator

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