AALBC.com eNewsletter, March 18, 2001
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AALBC'S FEBRUARY 2001 BESTSELLERS
- Take a Lesson: Today's Black Achievers on How They Made It and What They
Learned Along the Way
A limited number of Autographed copies of take a lesson are available directly from AALBC.com. At $24.95, including shipping and handling, you will save when compared to Amazon or B&N.
- Your Blues Ain't Like Mine - by Bebe Moore Campbell
"A writer who fearlessly unveils the pain of loss and the ecstasy of love." �Maya Angelou
Set in the recent American past, this is a timeless tale of racism, murder, and redemption. A black Chicago-born teen goes Deep South for the summer and is murdered for saying the wrong thing to a white woman. Repercussions are felt by everyone involved, both black and white, for generations.
|Check out the rest of our best sellers at http://www.aalbc.com/books/bestsellers.htm|
AWARD WINNING NOVELIST RELEASES NOVEL IN
EBOOK FORMAT FOR FREE!
THUNDERLAND by Brandon Massey won the Gold Pen Award for Best Thriller. Now, for a limited time, the novel is being offered as an electronic book--for FREE. Visit the link above to download your copy.After suffering a tragic accident, Jason Brooks experiences a miraculous recovery. Life is better than ever, with new friendships and fresh experiences. His hopes for the future have never been brighter. Over the years, Jason's parents have drifted apart. When a disturbing incident forces them to realize how distant they have grown from each other, they determine to revive their relationship, for the sake of their marriage, and for Jason. Then a mysterious stranger invades their lives. Suddenly, the happiness that Jason and his parents hope to achieve is threatened. There is no escape . . . and no guarantee that anyone will survive.
AALBC.com's LITERARY EVENTS BOARD - IS
Our new events calendar allows visitors to learn about up coming African American literary and cultural events. Visitors may even post their own events and include a link back to their web site. If you don't have a web site AALBC.com can build one for you, for a nominal fee (often for free depending on the event and our schedule). This is an ideal resource for authors who wish to post their tour schedules, or folks who just want to promote a single event. We also select events from this calendar to include in my eNewsletter which goes out to thousand of opt-in subscribers 1 to 4 times a month.
Upcoming events include:
Write Now 2! An African-American
March 30 and 31, 2001 at Coppin State College in Baltimore, MD
Write Now 2! will be held March 30 and 31, 2001 at Coppin State College in Baltimore, MD. At the Townes Center - Coppin State College, 2500 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD. You are invited to join our celebration of the written and spoken word featuring leading local and national authors, publishers, agents and editors. Explore the art, discipline and process of writing and selling African-American literature. Don't miss this opportunity to hone your craft, network with professionals and chart your literary future! Workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and readings.
The 10th Annual
Etheridge Knight Festival of the Arts
April 20th thru Sunday, April 22nd, 2001, Indianapolis, IN
Featured Artists include Kalamu ya Salaam, from New Orleans, along with other national and local artists.
Civilizations Through Poetry
Durham Poetry Reading in Conjunction with UN Event
March 31, Durham, NC
On March 31st at 8pm, the United Nations poetry series and Carolina African American Writers� Collective present a poetry reading at the Center for Documentary Studies in Durham, NC. The event is one of 240 UN supported readings in over 200 cities around the world. The Durham event features seven poets who explore the idea of civilization in their work. The featured poets are: Victor E. Blue, Beverly Fields Burnette, Christian A. Campbell, Howard Craft, Yvette Fannell, Kahlil Koromantee, and Mendi Lewis Obadike. Call Center for Documentary Studies, (919) 660-3663, for more information.
THE COFFEE WILL MAKE YOU BLACK ON-LINE READING GROUP
Next Monthly Book Chat Session April 4th
The Coffee Will Make You Black reading group is
currently reading dem by William Melvin Kelly. Our chat session is
scheduled for Wednesday, February 7th, 2001, 9:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time. If
you have already read dem, and would like to participate in our on-line
chat session; please join us in our new chat room
"Bill Kelly is a terrific writer." -John A. Williams
THE COFFEE WILL MAKE YOU BLACK READING
GROUPS CHAT TRANSCRIPTS ON-LINE
Archived transcripts from the last 5 months worth of the Coffee Will Make You Black on-line reading group's chat session have been made available on-line. Check out Bernice McFadden discussing Sugar and John A. Williams discussing Captain Blackman with our group.
AALBC.com FOUNDER IN THE MEDIA
Ancestors House with Host Camille
Saturday, March 24th 2001, 6PM EST
Watch AALBC.com Founder Troy Johnson and Mosaic Magazine Publisher Ron Kavanaugh on MNN TV Ch 56 or 108 in New York City, New York or on web simulcast at http://www.mnn.org/ from anywhere in the world.
Voice of America Interview
"Troy Johnson was confident that there was a market for books because some of the biggest online retailers, such as Amazon.com, started off as booksellers. But he also knew that he could not compete with large mainstream booksellers. So he decided to specialize in books for African-Americans. "But as soon as I set it up, I got a lot of e-mail from authors, from readers, from publishers: people who wanted to promote their books, people who wanted to learn more about books that were available and that quickly became the compelling reason behind me continuing and growing this site," Mr. Johnson says."
Listen to and read the rest of this interview at www.voanews.com. Enter AALBC in the search window to find the article.
NOTEWORTHY WEBSITE DEDICATED TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN POETRY
"Affecting change through the power of words"
Alphonza Graham Jr., founder of Nubianpoets.com, brings us a new website featuring poet profiles, poetry related Links, Black poetry trivia, random Black trivia, Black History, discussion, games, a bookstore and more. Nubianpoets.com went live on September 15, 2000. Check out this terrific new web site.
AALBC TRAFFIC HITS ALL-TIME HIGH
Almost 160,000 people visited AALBC.com web site and viewed over 11,000 different pages during the month of February 2001. Thank your for your growing and continued support!
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