A new novel from New York Times and USA Today author Francis Ray. The Grayson Friends contemporary romance series book 8, All I Ever Wanted will be released on February 26, 2013.
All I Ever Wanted will be available February 26, 2013.
New African American Books: Book Stores
Three Questions for a Bookseller: Kramerbooks in Washington, D.C.
Dec 02, 2011
Last weekend, to draw attention to Small Business Saturday, President Obama visited Kramerbooks at Washington, D.C.’s Dupont Circle with his daughters Sasha and Malia, where their purchases included The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever and Descent into Chaos: The U.S. and the Disaster in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia, according to AP reports. The Tip Sheet spoke with manager Scott Abel about the Browser-in-Chief’s stop-in.
What happens when the U.S. President visits the store? Are arrangements made in advance?
Have any presidents visited Kramerbooks before? Got any politicians among your regulars?
Are books by politicians big sellers in D.C.?
See the full story and comments at Publishers Weekly.
Do booksellers still need sections dedicated to black authors and books?
That’s what Arielle Loren is wrestling with over at Clutch. When Loren was younger, she appreciated that there was a space where she could easily find the books she said reflected her interests. But now that she’s a professional writer, she wonders if the black section is keeping black authors’ work from getting a wider reading.
“Why not diversify mainstream front store literature to reflect the multicultural reality of this country?” she asks. “More than black readers ought to be reading black literature.”
For more, see Gene Demby‘s article at Black Voices.
One Chicago Borders bookstore location — on State Street in the downtown Loop area — survived the recent spate of closings. The behemoth bookstore chain will close 15 of its 31 Chicago-area stores as part of Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.
Consumers were shocked by the closings, but two Black bookstore owners say that they smelled blood in the water long ago.
For more see, rollingout.com.
LOS ANGELES, June 22, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Author John A. Andrews, son of the Caribbean soil, penetrates inside the belly of the drug world. In an environment saturated with corruption, deception, duplicity, deceit, and inequities of all kinds, Andrews conceives a cross Atlantic, greed driven fiasco, embedded within the drug epidemic. Can Jamaican-born DEA “Rude Buay” save his country from the tyranny of the Dragon Drug Cartel?
Many stories have been written about the horrible threat that illegal drugs pose to our way of life. People involved can be as ruthless at spreading the evil as those whom are dedicated to stopping it. Here, the stakes are raised much higher, when innocent and malicious teenagers are caught up in this debacle and dying off like flies.
This poignant and hard hitting story intensifies, as Rude Buay – pronounced “Rude Boy,” a dedicated and stubborn Drug Enforcement Agent, goes after this powerful drug cartel threatening the government of his country, Jamaica.
Ironically, just over a decade ago, he was forced to flee Jamaica, after his older brother was killed in a drug related incident. So imagine what it’s like returning to your homeland, to fight a war, where you are not welcomed and distrust your own countrymen.
Rude Buay is a gritty action drama with deviant twists, entangled between the thin line of Law and Order. Rick Scott, founder of the James Mason Classic British Book Club gave 5 stars to this twisted-roller-coaster-action-thriller: a teary-eyed, diabolically encapsulating chronicle that will make you think, laugh, cry, applaud, and even scream.
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Rude Buay … The Unstoppable is a blend of Traffic meets Casino Royale with Charlie’s Angels gone corrupt. With the film project currently in development, Rude Buay is expected to go into pre-production in early 2011.
An ALI project. Visit: www.AndrewsLeadershipInternational.com Website: www.theRUDEBUAY.com *Rude Buay is a drug prevention chronicle about teens caught up in the war on drugs and contains content for adults; parental discretion is advised for children.
This hardcover edition of Rude Buay is published by Books That Will Enhance Your Life and distributed by Baker & Taylor.
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Title: Black Book Coalition Launch Party/Mixer
Location: Ulah Bistro, Washington, DC 20009
Description: The Black Book Coalition was founded by MahoganyBooks in conjunction with The Renaissance Group, LLC and the Hurston/Wright Foundation “to achieve success and value for our literary community through the use of our combined talents and expertise.”
Start Time: 6pm
End Time: 9pm
April 3, 2009
New York — Marlene Perez’s “Dead Is the New Black” is a young adult novel with a noirish pink and black cover and a supernatural plot. If it ever becomes the next sensation, give some credit to middle-schoolers such as Geneva Lish.
“It has an unusual plot and a unique power,” says Lish, a seventh-grader.
Lish didn’t buy the book online or at a store. She was among the students at J.H.S. 167 in Manhattan who recently visited the Scholastic Book fair, shopping in the school’s auditorium as they looked through graphic novels, fantasy and a Life magazine volume about President Obama.
During a hard time for publishing and education, the fairs remain a relatively stable source of income. According to a recent report from Scholastic Corp., revenue from fairs for the nine months ending Feb. 28 was $261.2 million, virtually unchanged from the same nine-month period a year earlier.
“I’ve never met one parent who said, ‘My kid has too many books.’ . . . You might cut a lot of things out. You might cut out a toy. You’re not going to cut out a book,” says Scholastic’s president of book fairs, Alan Boyko.
Book fairs have been around for decades, although the field now is largely controlled by Scholastic.
The publisher says its business has grown from about 8,000 annual fairs in the early 1980s to about 120,000 fairs expected this year.
This is a 4CD, 3hrs 20min unabridged audio book (memoir) by Rosemary Kariuki Machua. It is a very captivating story of a daughters quest for justice after three decades of her father’s brutal political assassination. Rosemary Kariuki Machua tells of her memories of the father a Kenyan Independence political heavy weight.
At the time of his death, J.M Kariuki was a millionaire. It is not clear how he amassed his fortune so quickly without somehow engaging on the same vice he was very critical of. His family did not benefit from his wealth, as Kenyatta’s government conspired against them. J.M Kariuki is remembered by Kenyans as a hero as he came to represent the force against the evils that have hemmed the country to this day.
In this powerful audio book, Rosemary clearly points out the sprouting of a culture of political imperialism, impunity and abuse of fundamental human rights among others, that many African governments are grappling with today.
Most interesting, is how emotions (love, anger, jealousy, resentment, and forgiveness) play out against backdrop of social, religious and political realms.
This truly is a must listen to.
Originally published February 20, 2008 by Will Brown, Tallahassee Democrat
Amen-Ra’s preserves culture, serves as gathering place
Overall book sales may have climbed 7.4 percent in 2007, but that has not kept some large and small black-owned bookstores from suffering. Maryland-based Karibu Books, a well-known black-owned book chain that closed its last store Feb. 10, is the latest and greatest example.
Sharon Dennard frequently visited Karibu when she was in the Washington, D.C., area. She and her husband, Dana, are owners of Amen-Ra’s Bookstore in Tallahassee.