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This is an open invitation to publishers of all types and genres to join this group and upload information that may assist authors to this space. Be clear about what you offer readers, writers, and other literary professionals. Don't be shy . . . release your inner 4-1-1.

According to Dan Poynter, "Publishers tend to be helpful, friendly, and supportive - a wonderful group of people."

This is also a great venue for small pubs to gather and 'Fight the Power' so to speak. Share information and contacts that will expand your businesses.

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Prologue: To Have One or Not

How important to you as an author to have a prologue in your book? Do you feel you need to have one or not?I have written one book with one and one without one. I decided in my third book not to have…Continue

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Started by melissa love Jul 22, 2012.

Basic Steps To Develop Your First Book / It's All About School

Interested in learning the steps to self-publish your book, register for the on-line course, Basic Steps To Develop Your First Book.  "It's All About School," is a book/manual in one.  Written to…Continue

Started by Karen R. Wilder Jul 26, 2010.



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Save Live's 1 Reply

The Wii Mommies would like to extend their welcome to Dr.Kristi Funk, a board-certified surgical breast specialist and an expert in minimally-invasive diagnostic and treatment methods for all types…Continue

Started by Amy Domestico. Last reply by Kim Wilson Oct 16, 2009.

Actor, community activist and bestselling author Hill Harper

Actor, community activist and bestselling author Hill Harper returns to Mode One to discuss his new book, The Conversation: How Black Men and Women Can Build Loving, Trusting Relationships.…Continue

Started by Amy Domestico Sep 10, 2009.

Literary Wednesday Presents; Yvette Hayward!

Literary Wednesday Presents; Yvette Hayward! Creator Of The African American Literary Award Show! 8pm est

Started by Amy Domestico Aug 5, 2009.

22nd Century Press, LLC 7 Replies

Helping you to "Free Your Inner Book", we are a publishing company like no other. 22nd Century Press combines the best of traditional small independent…Continue

Started by Diane. Last reply by marc livingston Jul 19, 2009.

Question about publishing 16 Replies

I'm looking to start my own publishing company. I wanna know if there's anyone that could give me some information on starting one.I've tried to reach out to other publishers but no one will give me…Continue

Started by Dominique. Last reply by Tiffany Aundriana Green Jun 28, 2009.

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Attend a literary conference that is affordable and worth it!

Attend a literary conference that is affordable and worth it!Authors how important is it to attend a conference and not have to pay several hundred dollars to sale your books? How nice would it be to…Continue

Started by Authoress Tamika Newhouse Feb 9, 2009.

TAKE ACTION! Publishing: Not Your Typical Vanity Press 1 Reply

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Poems, Short Stories, and Personal EssaysTAKE ACTION! Publishing is seeking writers to submit poems, short stories and/or personal essays on any of the following…Continue

Started by Lynn Pinder. Last reply by Arethia Hornsby Rinfrow Jan 27, 2009.

Excellent editing services at an unbeatable rate

VIP Editing can provide you with a competent and professional second set of eyes. It is a proven fact that it's impossible to proof your own work; you tend to overlook mistakes of all sizes. Your…Continue

Started by Harriet Wilson Jan 2, 2009.

Accepting Book Submissions

Are you an author looking to have your book published? This may be your time to shine.City Stone Publishing is looking for new talent. We are a royalty offering publisher interested in serious…Continue

Started by City Stone Publishing Dec 10, 2008.

Publishing Job - NYC - Publicity Assistant

Publicity Assistant posted: Nov. 25, 2008Offered by: Hachette Book GroupBenefits: Health, Dental, 401KDuration: Full TimeLocation: New York, NYRequirements:Hachette Book Group USA (HBG), a division…Continue

Tags: Publicity Assistant, NYC, Hachette, publishing, jobs

Started by Diane Nov 28, 2008.

Where are the Black literary agents? 2 Replies

I stumbled onto this article, while looking for Black literary agents in New York City.Interesting explanation...…Continue

Started by Nigel Clarke. Last reply by NaTasha Nov 27, 2008.

Publishing Question #1 1 Reply

As professional publishers, what organizations have you joined or you currently belong to that have helped your business grow?It would be great to share with our fellow publishers to assist in…Continue

Tags: clubs, organizations, publishing, business, associations

Started by Diane. Last reply by Assuanta Collins Nov 27, 2008.

Publishing Question #2 - Distribution 3 Replies

I found this question on another site and figured I'd use it to broach this continuing problem of distribution. Please add your comments and views below.Comment by Satin Sheet Memoirs Publishing 1…Continue

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Started by Diane. Last reply by Assuanta Collins Nov 27, 2008.

Are You Using a Publishing Software Solution? 5 Replies

I'm looking for software for accounting and tracking purposes. Until now, I've created my own databases and templates to track books sold, what's out at book stores and wholesalers, printers delivery…Continue

Tags: software, business, publishing

Started by Diane. Last reply by Dyahnne Oct 3, 2008.

Largest Trade Book Publishers 2007

From Crain’s; 2008, listed the largest USA trade book publishers as;1. Random House - $2.6B2. Penguin Group - $1.6B3. Harpercollins - $1.3B4. Simon & Schuster - $807M5. Hachette Bookgroup -…Continue

Started by Diane Sep 25, 2008.

Black CapaCity Literary Arts Festival 2009

Greetings Brothers & Sisters!!The Black CapaCity Literary Arts Festival will be holding it's SECOND annual festival on Saturday, April 18, 2009. We are an independent, grassroots event aimed at…Continue

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Started by Universal Africana Sep 19, 2008.

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Comment by Kamal Imani on September 29, 2016 at 7:34am

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 Pamela Hampton-Garland on January 16, 2015 at 10:33pm

African American Writer's Conference is coming to Atlanta, GA July 30, 2015 - August 1, 2015.  New authors, those thinking of writing, publishers, editors, and illustrators must attend this conference.  Visit at now for 50% off the registration fee.

Comment by Kim Wilson on August 27, 2012 at 11:37am

Greetings. Now I trust that from 109 folks that I can get 100 and nine books sold. Here's a small bite and the rest of the nfo can be found on my site. If there's a problem, email me.

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 Author Collective on April 27, 2011 at 2:55pm

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 Nate Spears on January 11, 2011 at 4:16pm
Comment by Author Collective on January 11, 2011 at 4:08pm
Good Day Authors,
Looking to sell more books? The Author Collective has just organized two new book festivals which are certain to help!  The 2011 Michigan Spring Book Festival happens April 15th through the 17th at Laurel Park Place Mall in Livonia, Michigan and The International Urban Book festival, Cleveland takes place May 13th through 15th at the Richmond Town Square Mall in Richmond Heights, Ohio. We have rented the entire mall for these festivals and expect to have lots of book lovers and book buyers in attendance.
There will be workshops, seminars, panel discussions, classes and lectures on many topics in the field of literature. These learning sessions will be free of charge to public and will provide insight on writing, publishing and marketing books. We will be sending invitations to patrons from the Detroit and Cleveland area school systems & libraries. R2Books and other sponsors will donate 1,000 book certificates to deserving students in each of the two cities. These certificates are good for one free book and must be redeemed at the festival. Many of the student with free book certificates and their parents, will look to purchase additional books and meet the authors in attendance.
Do you love selling at book festivals but hate the rain, cold and the wind that almost always happen during an outdoor event?  Join us for our indoor festivals which will span the entire common area of these shopping malls. Interact with the more than 10,000 shoppers who visit these malls everyday. Author applications are now available on our websites.  Click the links below or call me to reserve your table today!
Look to see you there.
Comment by Author Collective on August 26, 2010 at 11:50am
Greetings Fellow Authors,

Join us November 5th thru 7th at the Northland Shopping Mall in Southfield, Michigan for the International Urban Book Festival, Detroit. A great place to sell books and teach young people the importance of reading. We have rented the entire shopping mall to get our message across to the young at risk generation. Reading is essential! Let's all encourage our youth to read at least two books per week. Let's encourage parents to make this a family mandate.

Meet and network with celebrity authors, purchasing agents from schools, libraries and major corporations plus other members of the literary community. We will hold literary workshops, panel discussions, lectures, seminars and classes on self publishing. We have 200 author tables now available, but they are certain to sell out quickly. The cost for the three day weekend is only $225. Author tables are 2' by 4' skirted with two chairs. Out of state attendees may receive discounts on hotel rooms by logging onto our website after September 2, 2010.

This is certain to be a fun filled event. Don't miss it.

Call us at (313) 446-2262 or log onto Facebook
Comment by Alexander Devereux on July 7, 2010 at 2:21pm

Gar Fish & Long Gravy
Memoirs of Southern Sensibility
by Alexander Devereux

Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream
ISBN: 978-1-59800-675-9
Cover Price: $12.95
Trade Discount: 40%
Pages: 96
Category: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / New Thought
Available at:
Distributed via: Ingram, Baker & Taylor
Published by: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Full trade discount at:
Publication Date: Jun 30, 2010

Growing up poor in the small town of Vicksburg, Miss., Alexander Devereaux didn’t have much. But there was no lack of remarkable personalities, each of whom left an indelible imprint on his life. Gar Fish & Long Gravy collects the stories, insight, tragedies, and uproarious wit of an unforgettable cast of characters. Meet Granmama Lia’, whose hard-won wisdom on life, love—and mistresses—is dispensed to in her kitchen to her beloved grandson, sometimes over Johnny Walker Black. There’s Ms. Peaches, who raises chickens in her ramshackle hut yet might be one of the richest people in town. Big Daddy is an imposing hulk, but his massive frame hides a vulnerable past and humiliating secret. Ms. Annie Laurie is a fabulously wealthy white woman who never had children of her own. But her love rains down on young Alexander. And that’s just for starters.

Based on real-life experiences, Gar Fish & Long Gravy is about the mistakes we make, the loves we share, and the stories we tell each other that make us who we are. And it is the touching story of a boy who ultimately breaks free of the poverty and abuse of his extended family, yet never forgets the important lessons he learned along the way. As Grandmama said, “If sense were common, everybody would have it.”

About the Author, Alexander Devereux
Alexander Devereux overcame epilepsy at birth, dyslexia, and poverty to graduate from college and become a highly successful professional. An ordained minister, he works in the administrative field of higher education. Devereux is at work on his second book, a follow-up to Gar Fish and Long Gravy. He lives in Atlanta.

For more information, visit

Outskirts Press, Inc., 10940 S. Parker Rd - 515, Parker CO 80134 Phone: 888-672-6657 Fax: 888-208-8601
Comment by Stefanie on March 26, 2010 at 6:27pm
Hi guys, I'm not currently accepting submissions, but please bookmark me as I will be in the future.

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